7 months Speaker Arroyo awaits final approval of ‘sin’ tax law, other measures MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is “eagerly awaiting” the Senate’s final approval of a new ‘sin’ tax reform law before Congress’ sine die adjournment next week. House Speaker, Pampanga Representative and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) She expressed hope that the Upper Chamber will be able to pass the pro-health measure that is expected to finance the multi-billion-peso Universal Health Care (UHC) program. “We’re eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the second reading in the Senate. At least it’s already sponsored last (Monday) night,” she told reporters in an ambush interview after the Senate Committee ... more