Cebu vendors on tobacco sin tax hike: If demand is there, then we’ll still sell cigarettes

and Raul Constantine Tabanao 07/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As long as there’s a demand, we will continue to sell cigarettes. These were the common answers of the Cebuano vendors despite the upcoming sharp increase of the cigarette prices in the country.…

BREAKING: Duterte signs higher sin tax for tobacco

07/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday a law that would increase further the excise tax imposed on tobacco products, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said. Duterte signed Republic Act 11346. “To address the urgent need…

DepEd: Higher tobacco tax to make cigarettes less available to youth

Inquirer.net 02/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has expressed support to the proposal to impose a higher tax on tobacco products, saying it would make cigarettes “less available and affordable” to the youth. “Significant increase in…

PRA-Cebu president: Tobacco, liquor sales to take hit with another sin tax hike

Irene Sino-Cruz 01/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another round of sin taxes would result in lower volume sales of tobacco and liquor products. Robert Go, president of Philippine Retailers Association Cebu chapter (PRA-Cebu), recalled that volume sales of the two…

House panel OKs bill hiking tobacco excise tax

Inquirer.net 11/27/2018

THE House of Representatives ways and means committee approved on Tuesday a bill seeking to increase the unitary excise tax on tobacco products. Panel chair and Nueva Ecija 1st District Rep. Estrellita Suansing said the panel approved…

Senate mulls raising tobacco excise tax

Inquirer.net 11/13/2018

The Senate committee on ways and means is set to conduct a study on the feasibility of raising excise taxes on tobacco products to fund the Universal Health Care (UHC), its chair Senator Sonny Angara said Tuesday.…

Marijuana destroys families

Dr. Philip S. Chua 08/06/2017

WE, humans, must be a naturally masochistic breed, especially in liberal societies, where people abuse democracy and freedom to their own detriment.WE, humans, must be a naturally masochistic breed, especially in liberal societies, where people abuse democracy…

Teachers to undergo tobacco control training

Inquirer.net 04/16/2017

Public school officials will undergo training to ensure the strict implementation of the comprehensive policy on tobacco control, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). In a statement, DepEd said the training program would follow a manual…

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