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Senators' election plans bog down Trabaho bill – think tank

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Action for Economic Reforms says Senator Sonny Angara can pass on the Trabaho bill to other lawmakers if he fears the measure will hurt his reelection bid

Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Health advocates: Pressure needed to stop 'weak' cigarette tax bill

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Those who oppose the proposed two tier excise tax structure on cigarettes urge Filipinos to rally behind a unitary tax rate of P40 by 2018

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

Expanding PhilHealth benefits: Where will presidential bets get the money?

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

PhilHealth President Alex Padilla welcomes proposals to expand benefits but he says revenues from the sin tax law alone won t be able to sustain these promises

Adjusting fuel tax to inflation could net PH P20B

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:15 AM

While the measure would raise fuel prices it could have the same effect on traffic as the sin tax has had on health says the Action for Economic Reforms Group

FOI bill: Marred by misconceptions

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:56 PM

How can the public trust a government that cannot provide clear procedures for citizens to know what their government is up to?

An odd coalition to fight joblessness

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:46 AM

How come unemployment is rising despite the high economic growth rate and favorable policy reforms?

Health advocates hail shutdown of Mighty cigarette warehouse

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Mighty has been accused of lowering the prices of its cigarettes through technical smuggling

MIGHTY WAREHOUSE SHUTDOWN. Filipino-owned Mighty Tobacco sells its cigarettes for P1 per stick.

A year of sin tax: More work ahead

Dec 21, 2013 - 10:41 PM

Even with an increase in excise taxes since the sin tax law was enacted the country s cigarette and tobacco prices are still among the lowest in the world

Anti-tobacco group demands Recto's resignation

Oct 10, 2012 - 9:53 PM

The Action for Economic Reforms says Recto defied the Aquino administration s reform agenda by endorsing a watered down version of the sin tax bill