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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Pass the tobacco tax

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   The Philippine Congress, particularly the Senate, has a handful of days left to pass important legislation. One of the urgent bills that the Senate should pass is the increase in the tobacco tax rate. The Executive has strongly endorsed the bill of Senator Manny Pacquiao and […]

The march for Women’s Health

Yellow Pad By Viviane Apostol and Carlos Jacinto   “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women,” according to Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General. By breaking barriers in fields that were exclusive to men such as education and science, the pioneering efforts of women all over the world have led […]

Realizing universal health care through sin taxes

Yellow Pad By Joshua Uyheng   As May elections draw near, legislators are faced with the daunting task of reflecting upon — and marketing — their legacies. Two candidates of note are Senator Sonny Angara and Senator JV Ejercito, both of whom authored bills instituting universal health care in the Philippines. President Duterte signed Republic […]


House, Senate ratify Sin Tax bill

Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Senate and the House of Representatives ratified last night the Sin Tax bill, which imposes higher taxes on alcohol, e-cigarettes/vapes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) to...

Senate okays higher ‘sin’ taxes to bankroll universal health care

By Butch Fernandez  December 17, 2019 THE Senate, working overtime Monday night, passed on third and final reading higher rates for so-called sin taxes on alcoholic beverages, heated tobacco products and vapor products to help bridge the funding gap for the...

Senate to rush ‘sin’ tax increases ahead of break (Businessworld)

December 16, 2019 | 12:31 am By Charmaine A. Tadalan Reporter THE MEASURE increasing excise tax imposed on alcohol products, electronic cigarettes and other vapor products may hurdle the Senate this week, a Senate leader said. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F....

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