2022 starts with tax, price hikes on cigarettes, alcohol

Ben O. de Vera 01/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The new year begins with another increase in “sin” taxes, meant not only to discourage smoking and drinking but also to raise more revenues to finance the universal health care (UHC) program being implemented…

Mr. Gay World Philippines advocates for universal health care and welfare of LGBTQA community

Immae Lachica 08/10/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— As a registered nurse and a proud LGBTQA member, Mr. Gay World Philippines 2021 Joel Rey Carcasona will make sure he will be the voice of the voiceless through his advocacy. On Sunday,…

Senate mulls raising tobacco excise tax to fund universal health care

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.…

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