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Angara sponsors bill seeking to increase tobacco taxes

May 27, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The Senate ways and means committee report proposes a starting tax rate of P45 per cigarette pack in 2020, followed by a series of annual P5 increases until the rate reaches P60 in 2023

RISKS. WHO says long-term testing on heated tobacco was non-existent and voiced concern that promoting the products would ultimately see less people quit smoking. Rappler file photo

Majority of Filipinos support stricter tobacco control laws – Pulse Asia

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Survey results show 9 out of 10 Filipinos support increasing the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 25 and prohibiting smoking in public places

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, a Department of Health employee pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte agrees to certify bill on higher cigarette, alcohol tax as urgent

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte backs a proposal to jack up tobacco tax to P60 per pack from P30 per pack, embodied in the bill filed by Senator Manny Pacquiao

SIN TAX. Lawmakers wants to increase the taxes imposed on tobacco and alcoholic drinks.

Duque asks Duterte to certify tobacco tax hike bill as urgent

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Department of Health wants excise tax on cigarettes to be increased to P90 per pack from the current P32.50

MORE EXPENSIVE CIGARETTES. Customers looks at a stall selling cigarettes and electronic cigarettes at a mall in Manila. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Health advocates urge gov't to increase tobacco tax

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:19 PM

'If we do not implement [higher] tax at this time, by the time President Duterte steps down, we will actually have one million new smokers,' says Dr Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance

TOBACCO CONTROL. Health advocates present ways government can continue to strengthen tobacco control in the Philippines. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Students write letters to undecided senators, hoping to convince them to support the move to raise the levy on sin products, especially tobacco

GIVING A TRY. Students from different organizations write personal letters to the senators who have yet to decide on the tax reform bill to convince them to champion the increase of tobacco tax

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: In this corner, Marcos vs Fariñas

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Welcome to a world beyond your control, Governor Marcos

DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says most of the members of the Duterte Cabinet support unitary taxation on cigarettes

UNITARY TAXATION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial opposes House Bill 4144 which proposes a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. Rappler screenshot

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

Tobacco tax hike to add billions to Australia's coffers

May 03, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Australia announces measures to increase revenue including higher tax on cigarettes and a crackdown on firms engaging in tax avoidance

epa05288090 Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison (C) speaks during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 03 May 2016. Reports state Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison announced tax cuts for small businesses and fines on multinational companies that shift profits offshore to avoid taxes in Australia. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Gov't: Revive Chavit Singson's graft cases

Sep 19, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Prosecutors say the long time it took the Ombudsman to evaluate the case of former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Chavit Singson should not overshadow his diversion of P26M in public funds

Court acquits Chavit Singson of graft

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:05 PM

The court finds merit in the ex governor s argument that he was deprived of his constitutional right to a speedy disposition of cases

Tax cigarettes & booze to fund better health care

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Officials from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization are eyeing taxes on tobacco and alcohol as a way to finance healthcare