7 months Malacañang certifies ‘Sin Tax’ bill as urgent MB
By Jeffrey Damicog Malacanang has certified as urgent the bill which proposes the imposition of higher excise tax on tobacco products. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra(TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, who has been designated by President Rodrigo Duterte as officer-in-charge while on an official trip in Japan, said the certification of urgency for Senate Bill No. 2233 is on its way to the Senate. “The Certification of Urgency for SB 2233 has been signed and is on its way to the Senate,” Guevarra said Tuesday. The Senate is eyeing the final approval of the bill ... more