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 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, […]

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Economic think tank blasts Chavit Singson over tobacco tax remark

On Thursday, economic think tank Action for Economic Reforms (AER) slammed Ilocos Sur Mayor Chavit Singson for criticizing the recent tobacco tax increases. In an interview with Anthony Taberna on Dos Por Dos, Mayor Singson claimed that Senator Manny Pacquiao should not have pushed for higher tobacco taxes, as high tax rates would “kill the […]

Statement of Action for Economic Reforms (AER) on World No Tobacco Day

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day, Action for Economic Reforms (AER) urges our senators to protect the health of Filipinos by passing legislation that strengthens the regulation of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs), protecting the youth from these harmful products. Both houses of Congress are currently discussing measures which aim to amend […]

Action for Economic Reforms: No clear evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective tool for smoking cessation

Amid aggressive actions of commercial interests and their political allies to undermine regulation by trying to discredit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Action for Economic Reforms (AER) refuted the claim that electronic cigarettes (electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems, or ENDs/ENNDs) or heated tobacco products (HTPs) are an effective tool for smoking cessation. “There is a […]

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