Two-tier tax on salt used in food, drinks pushed

By: Jeanette Andrade - Philippine Daily Inquirer | June 20,2022 - 10:28 AM

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MANILA, Philippines —- A health advocates’ party-list lawmaker on Sunday sought taxes on the amount of salt used in food and drinks to generate more funds for the Universal Health Care Act.

Barangay Health and Wellness (BHW) party list Rep. Angelica Natasha Co pushed for a two-tier tax on low-and high-sodium food and beverages to encourage the manufacture of less salty and healthier products.

“That will encourage producers of processed food to shift to low-sodium products to bring down high health costs from too much consumption of salty food,” Co said in a statement on Sunday.

She pointed out that revenues from the two-tier tax collection from sodium could be used as additional funding for the Universal Health Care Act.

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