Tobacco Tax Reform for Universal Health Care

A campaign to secure the passage of a law that will reform existing Philippine tobacco tax measures and simplify their administration.

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For the Filipino people’s health, we say ‘Never Again’

Yellow Pad By Arjay Mercado FREEPIK September 21, 1972 was a day of infamy. It was the day that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and made himself a dictator. Thousands were jailed, tortured, or killed by Marcos and his military. He destroyed the Philippine’s political institutions, and he devastated the Philippine economy through massive corruption, […]

For the Filipino people’s health, we say ‘Never Again’

Yellow Pad By Arjay Mercado September 21, 1972 was a day of infamy. It was the day that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and made himself a dictator. Thousands were jailed, tortured, or killed by Marcos and his military. He destroyed the Philippine’s political...

Higher alcohol taxes will improve population health and augment UHC funds

Yellow Pad By Dante Salvador Jr, Michael Mo, and Kim Sales Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading cause of death and illness in the Philippines. Alcohol consumption is associated with more than 10% of noncommunicable disease burden worldwide, including liver disease and cancer. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Compare published by the Institute of […]

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DOH chief: Sin tax law to reduce smokers (The Philippine Star)

Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – July 27, 2019 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) and anti-tobacco groups yesterday welcomed the signing by President Duterte of the Sin Tax law, as they called for the immediate formulation of the measure’s implementing rules and regulations […]

Duterte signs law on higher excise tax on tobacco (UNTV Web)

July 26, 2019

“To address the urgent need to protect the right to health of the Filipino people and to maintain a broader fiscal space to support the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act, the President has signed into law HB no. 8677/ SB no. 2233 Increasing the Excise Tax on Tabacco Products,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, health advocates including the Sin Tax Coalition lauded the signing of the law on increasing tobacco taxes […]

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