5 months Health advocates urge lawmakers anew to pass increased tobacco tax measure MB
By Analou De Vera Health advocates urged lawmakers anew to pass the proposed increase in the tax rates on tobacco products. (CAMILLE ANTE / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “There is a very high clamor for this reform, and we would like to once again appeal to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri to continue to prioritize the deliberations on the tobacco tax measure in the Senate agenda, and shepherd the safe passage of the measure on Monday,” said Arjay Mercado, researcher of Action for Economic Reforms (AER) group. To note, the Senate Bill No. 2233 ... more