President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a provision in the new sin tax law, requiring the Bureau of Internal Revenue to secure court orders before raids against illegal tobacco operations are conducted.
Sin Tax Law
The enactment of the "sin tax" law is a manifestation of the Duterte administration's full commitment to its mandate of protecting public health and welfare.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is determined to look for "excess fats" which can be trimmed from the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 to fund the increase in government nurses' base pay.
Muling sumugod sa harap ng senado ang mga health advocates kung saan nananawagan na ipasa ang pagtataas ng buwis sa sigarilyo sa natitirang 5 session days bago matapos ang 17th congress.
Kailangan ang bagong sin tax law para sa universal health care law - DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III
Wala nang bagong sin tax law sa 17th Congress - Senate President Tito Sotto
An official of an anti-smoking advocacy group on Tuesday called on lawmakers to impose higher taxes on tobacco to further help farmers.
The Rodriguez brothers in the House of Representatives have called for a congressional investigation into the purported failure of the government to allocate a huge chunk of the revenue collection from the Sin Tax Law to finance the…