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New int’l study: sin tax-style cooperation among health and economic policymakers promises major strides for Philippine tobacco control

Press Release—Action for Economic Reforms— 10 May 201 (For the report’s executive summary: The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines – Executive Summary For the entire report: The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines) The Philippines’ Sin Tax Law— not just one of the most important tax reforms of the past […]

Sin Tax Law Reduced Smoking Consumption in 2013— Health, Medical Coalition

A Joint Press Statement by 24 Health, Medical and Youth Organizations March 17, 2014 We, the civil society coalition that supported the passage of the Sin Tax Law (R.A. 10351), wish to supplement and reinforce the statement of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona regarding the law’s health impact. In a Congressional Oversight Committee […]

Kill Bill!

Kill Bill is the name of a film with two parts directed by the multi-awarded, creative and unconventional director, Quentin Tarantino. The film is about revenge, bloody but just. The Bride or Black Mamba (Uma Thurman), after surviving a massacre, she being the target, and after being in coma for several years, becomes the avenger. […]

Bantay Bicam

The protracted process to pass the sin tax bill is about to end, with the reformers emerging victorious. The bicameral conference on the sin tax has had a couple of meetings to reconcile the House and Senate versions. The contentious issues revolve around the structure, the rates, the use of incremental revenues, and the burden […]

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