4 months House oks alcohol tax bill; tobacco, vape tax hike inserted MB
By Ben Rosario The House of Representatives last night approved on second reading the bill proposing to impose higher excise taxes on alcohol products that contained allegedly “smuggled provisions” on cigarettes, vapor products and similar non-alcohol products. House of the Representatives (ALVIN KASIBAN/ MANILA BULLETIN/ FILE PHOTO) A substitute version of House Bill 1026 contained provisions on non-liquor, non-alcohol allegedly smuggled into the bill. Albay Rep. Joey Sarte-Salceda, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, claimed responsibility for the substitution but pointed to the Rules Committee as the author of the substitute measure. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. ... more