9 months DOH hopes for approval of increased sin tax MB
By Analou De Vera The Department of Health (DOH) expressed hope that the proposal of increasing tax on tobacco and alcohol products will be approved by legislators. Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) “Sin tax saves lives, promotes inclusiveness, and is a protective health policy reform that will enable us to build a healthier nation,” said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday. “We very much hope for the passage of this especially now that the UHC (Universal Health Care) Act has been signed into law,” he added. Duque emphasized that “sin” tax is ... more