LIVE BLOG: How the Sin Tax reform bill is doing in Congress

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MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers at the House of Representatives are deliberating a crucial reform bill on the excise tax system for “sin” products, including cigarettes and alcohol.

Palace-backed House Bill 5727, which aims to rationalize the current sin tax system and raise revenues, is now on its third reading, inching closer to being passed.

Rappler multimedia reporters Katherine Visconti and Carmela Fonbuena live tweet the goings on at the House.

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