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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Health advocates welcome proposal to raise sin taxes

The Sin Tax Coalition lauds House Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. Joey Salceda and the Department of Health (DOH) for proposing higher excise taxes on sin products, including cigarettes, alcohol, sugar sweetened beverages, and novel tobacco products such as vapes.  Rep. Salceda filed House Bill No. 1810, which effectively increases excise taxes on “alcopops” […]

Sin Tax Coalition opposes the bicameral ratification of the Vape Bill

Late in the evening of January 25, the Senate approved the bicameral conference committee report reconciling the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill 2239 and House Bill 9007, otherwise known as the Vape Bill.  The measure, which was not on the agenda that day, was immediately ratified before Senator Pia Cayetano could ask questions about the […]

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