11 months House panel sends bill seeking to raise excise tax on alcohol products for plenary deliberation MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza  The House Committee on Ways and Means “unanimously” approved and endorsed for plenary deliberation on Tuesday a measure seeking to raise the excise tax on alcohol products. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The approval was made during the panel’s first organizational meeting in response to President Duterte’s call to impose higher excise tax rates on alcohol products during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 22. A total of 43 panel members voted in favor of the motion made by Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing that House Bill 1026, ... more