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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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 […]

Tobacco excise tax collection rises 8% to P147 billion in 2019

Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star) - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Excise taxes collected from cigarette products rose to P147.4 billion in 2019, making up more than half of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) “sin tax” collections during...

Dominguez lauds signing of new ‘sin’ tax measure (Manila Bulletin)

Published January 23, 2020, 10:00 PM By CHINO S. LEYCO Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said yesterday that President Duterte’s signing of the law imposing higher “sin” taxes on alcohol, electronic cigarettes and vapes has demonstrated the Chief Executive’s...

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