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New taxes on alcohol, tobacco await Duterte's signature

Dec 18, 2019 - 11:06 PM

But the bill won't bring significant revenues for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law as originally planned

HIGHER TAXES. The 18th Congress ratified the measure increasing alcohol and tobacco taxes. Stock photo

Duterte certifies as urgent bill increasing cigarette, alcohol taxes

Nov 12, 2019 - 3:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol would 'generate additional revenue' for universal health care

BALIKTARAN. Senator Pia Cayetano holds two packs of alcopop “Gaz” presenting the said product to the members of the senate. September 25, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Senators take a sip of alcopops during alcohol tax hearing

Aug 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Alcopops have an alcohol content of 7%, yet they're packaged like a juice drink for children. A senator says the packaging needs to change.

Pia Cayetano wants 'alcopops' out from stores, repackaged

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The Department of Finance wants to raise the total excise tax of a particular alcopops brand from P1.30 per pack to P8. But Senator Pia Cayetano first wants a repackaging of the alcoholic drink.

PULL OUT. Senator Pia Cayetano wants 'Alcopops' to be pulled out from store shelves. Photo from Cayetano's office

China's U.S. tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

May 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

The move will cap a week that was marked by a heated war of words and Chinese threats to curb exports of rare earths, which are key to US tech industries

6 arrested for violating gun and liquor ban in Batangas

May 13, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Batangas police arrest 3 for illegal possession of firearms and 3 others for violating liquor ban

Some establishment stores put a signage liquor ban which start tonight. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

LOOK: This rum has Bruno Mars' seal of approval

May 16, 2018 - 3:05 PM

SelvaRey Rum, made in Panama, is the result of a collaboration between Bruno Mars and master blenders

24K MAGIC. SelvaRey Rum is Bruno Mars' next big project. Image courtesy of SelvaRey Rum

FACT CHECK: Barangay Loyola Heights bans alcohol sale – report

Oct 21, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Is selling alcohol now prohibited in Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City?

Duterte wants arrest for loiterers, people who drink in public

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'Hulihin mo at ikulong ninyo. Tutal may PAO naman bukas magpa-release, eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017, reiterates that he will remain steadfast in his campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

India's highways run dry after court liquor ban

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Liquor shops are now banned from operating within a range of 500 meters from India s highways where 17 traffic accident deaths occur every hour

LIQUOR BAN. LIQUOR BAN. India's ban on liquor shops along highways takes effect April 1. Photo from Wikipedia.

Vigan to impose liquor ban during Miss Universe candidates' visit

Jan 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The city will also prohibit selfies with the candidates as part of crowd control measures

Iraq booze ban sparks political backlash

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:00 AM

A provision banning the sale import and production of alcohol is sneaked into a measure approved by the Iraqi parliament

An Iraqi man buys liquor from a closed shop, that is selling illegaly through a window, in the capital Baghdad on October 23, 2016. Iraq's parliament on October 22, voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. / AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR

Duterte: Curfew for minors in, late-night karaoke out

May 16, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The president elect says karaoke sessions are noise pollution that should be stamped out by local officials

PUBLIC ORDER. Duterte vows to instill discipline and shape public behavior with new rules. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Mark your calendars: Liquor ban on May 8 and 9

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

You can go to jail if you drink on these dates the Comelec says

Sin tax collections up 25.96% January-November

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Wine is the biggest gainer this year in terms of volume taxed although revenue collected on the beverage has dropped slightly this year

Mumbai toxic alcohol deaths reach 100

Jun 22, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The death toll from India s latest case of mass bootleg liquor poisoning rises to 100 as authorities in Mumbai pledge to crack down on the illicit trade

POISON. Relatives carry the body of Maan Singh, who died after consuming of poisonous liquor, during his funeral in Mumbai, India, 20 June 2015. Photo by Divyakant Solanki / EPA

Death toll from Mumbai liquor poisoning rises to 90

Jun 21, 2015 - 1:04 AM

The latest incident is the worst case of its kind to be recorded in Mumbai since 2004 when around 100 people died

HOMEBREW. Indian men unload so-called country-made liquor crates near a country-made liquor shop in Calcutta, Eastern India on October 23, 2013. File photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Toxic liquor kills 33 in Mumbai

Jun 19, 2015 - 3:48 PM

The victims start falling ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illicit moonshine

HOMEBREW. Indian men unload so-called country-made liquor crates near a country-made liquor shop in Calcutta, Eastern India on October 23, 2013. File photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Philippine distiller Emperador eyes French cognac maker

May 11, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Emperador is currently debt free and is therefore in a very strong financial position to further expand its business both globally and domestically the distiller says

Moët Hennessy cheers rising economy, makes a major push in PH

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The ultra luxury brand which has been around in the country since 1903 is now making a ‘major push’ to attract young affluent Filipinos to cognac and champagne

Moet Hennessy starts a major push into the Philippine market driven by the rising economy. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

7 PH agri products to rave about at Madrid Fusion Manila

Apr 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

From award winning chocolate to premium coffee from iconic mountains here are products that boast Made in the Philippines

BEST OF PH. At food festival Madrid Fusion Manila, the spotlight shines on Philippine and Spanish cuisine. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Lakan lambanog: A warrior for the coconut industry

Apr 16, 2015 - 4:47 PM

The operations of the award winning liquor brand has increased 10 times the income that farmers used to earn harvesting copra

WORLD-CLASS. The 6-month-old lambanog brand Lakan hopes to raise the bar for the lambanog industry. All photos by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Iloilo councilor wants to ban drinking alcohol in public

Apr 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

To make the streets of Iloilo City safer a councilor wants to ban drinking alcoholic beverages on the sidewalk and public places

'Droplets on freshly poured beer' image courtesy Shutterstock

PH lambanog gets 'gold' award from int'l liquor body

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Lakan Extra Premium lambanog puts the Philippine street liquor among top spirits recognized by Monde Selection a world renowned quality certifying institute

FILIPINO SPIRIT. Lakan Extra Premium Lambanog is one of the choice liquors given a gold medal award by Monde Selection in 2015. Screengrab from Lakan website

Death toll from India toxic liquor hits 31, dozens ill

Jan 13, 2015 - 11:53 PM

In the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India the toll increases from Monday s figure of 14 following additional people dying in the hospital after drinking the toxic brew on the outskirts of Lucknow

HOMEBREW. Indian men unload so-called country-made liquor crates near a country-made liquor shop in Calcutta, Eastern India on 23 October 2013. File photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 8, 2014

Dec 08, 2014 - 12:42 PM

The latest in Golkar s political drama Amnesty International s call for Jokowi to halt executions the rising death toll from bootleg liquor and more

CONFUSING CURRICULUM. A primary school teacher (C) writes on a class board as children sit on the pavement attending a class outdoors in Jakarta. File photo by AFP

Emperador finalizes £430M acquisition of Whyte & Mackay

Nov 03, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The 5th largest scotch maker in the world has been fully acquired by Emperador Inc of tycoon Andrew Tan who looks forward to create a ‘scotch whisky drinking culture in the Philippines’

Emperador expands vineyard in Spain

Jul 16, 2014 - 1:16 PM

The Andrew Tan led company is acquiring additional land in Toledo Spain to boost grape production

Emperador buys Whyte & Mackay for £430M

May 12, 2014 - 12:16 PM

The deal is in line with the Philippine brandy maker s plans to expand its global footprint

EU clears Suntory $16 bn Jim Beam takeover

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:47 PM

The Commission said the deal which will make Suntory the world s 3rd biggest liquor firm would not have an adverse impact on the European market

List: Laws that Comelec wants amended, enacted for 2016

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:15 AM

From changing the canvassing system to legislating an election money ban here are Comelec s proposals to Congress in preparation for the 2016 elections

Calamansi liqueur, anyone?

Jan 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The unique drink will be among the Filipino products on display at the Berlin International Green Week in Germany this January

Sin tax collection exceeds gov't target

Dec 20, 2013 - 7:33 PM

The government expects revenue collection from sin products to reach P105 3 billion in 2014

Poll day ‘peaceful,’ but 22 killed during campaign

Oct 28, 2013 - 3:17 PM

While October 28 was generally peaceful the number of those killed during this year s barangay campaign period was higher than in 2010

PEACEFUL. The Philippine National Police says elections across the country are generally peaceful. Photo by EPA

Tan-led Emperador buys more vineyards in Spain

Oct 24, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The newly acquired vineyard in Madrid brings to around 1 000 hectares the total production base of Emperador International

No happy hour at UST during Bar exam Sundays

Oct 01, 2013 - 7:16 PM

Sale and distribution of beer liquors wines and the like within 200 meters from the UST area will be prohibited 4 am 8 pm on October 6 13 20 and 27

Barangay elections: Know what's banned, and more

Sep 28, 2013 - 4:21 PM

3rd UPDATE The election period has started for the 2013 barangay elections Get to know what activities are banned and more information about the Oct 28 polls

Election ban lifted...and will be in place again

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:57 PM

Comelec Resolution 9715 identifies 22 activities that will be prohibited within the election period for the October 28 barangay and SK elections

PNP: 53 cases of election violations in a day

May 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM

There are 53 cases of election violations from May 12 to May 13 2013 alone

PNP arrests 14 for liquor ban violation in MM

May 13, 2013 - 2:03 AM

PNP says based on reports from the NCRPO 7 were arrested in Pasig and another 7 were arrested in Quezon City

120 arrested for violating liquor ban in Davao

May 13, 2013 - 1:55 AM

At least 120 people including minors were arrested for violating the election liquor ban

162 arrested as liquor ban takes effect

May 12, 2013 - 5:27 PM

162 people have been arrested as the Comelec liquor ban takes effect

Comelec scraps extended liquor ban

May 09, 2013 - 4:36 PM

The Comelec withdraws the extended liquor ban after the Supreme Court stopped its implementation

SCRAPPING THE BAN. Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the Comelec wasn't too keen on the extension in the first place

Rappler Newscast | May 8, 2013

May 08, 2013 - 8:50 PM

SC limits the liquor ban to 2 days The Central Bank says the Comelec s money ban violates bank secrecy laws Power outage hits parts of Luzon

Comelec may scrap extended liquor ban

May 08, 2013 - 8:02 PM

The Comelec was not to keen on the extended ban after all says poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr

TRO for liquor ban extension? 'Let's drink to that!'

May 08, 2013 - 5:30 PM

The Supreme Court reverts the liquor ban from 5 days to 2 days beginning on May 12 Check out what social media users have to say

SC stops liquor ban extension

May 08, 2013 - 3:56 PM

UPDATE The Supreme Court on Wednesday May 8 limits the implementation of the liquor ban for two days: May 12 and 13

Liquor ban starts May 9, but...

May 08, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The 5 day ban on alcoholic drinks will last from May 9 to May 13 Ban violators may face up to 6 years in prison

LIQUOR BAN. Unless you’re a foreigner in an accredited bar or restaurant, you won't be able to drink liquor till May 13 ends

Tanduay stops production at Manila plant

Apr 04, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Part of the Manila facility will be renovated to serve as a museum to showcase Tanduay s products and distilled spirits production methods

Comelec extends liquor ban to 5 days

Mar 13, 2013 - 2:41 PM

The ban will now start on May 9 and end on May 13