SIN TAXES: INCREASE EXCISE TAXES ON ALCOHOL AND E-CIGARETTES

(Joint proposal of DOH-DOF)

Yesterday, September 26 2019, Committee on Ways and Means Chairperson Senator Pia Cayetano, Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua, and Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo faced the media to discuss the need to increase taxes on alcohol products and e-cigarettes.

“I think we are all one in wanting to provide an environment that is safer and healthier for Filipino families… My background in policy making has been in the committees that look into the conditions of the lives of women, children, families… those who have been affected by health problems. So we know very well that if there is a person who has an alcohol problem, he affects the people he deals with directly and indirectly. Indirectly meaning, hindi naman niya kilala ‘tong taong ‘to sa EDSA pero nasagasaan [niya], sira ang buhay dahil namatay na ‘yung taong ‘yon and this [person] is the breadwinner and so, these are two people who never encountered each other but in one reckless moment in time, lives will be changed forever.

Source of Info: https://www.facebook.com/DOFPH/

LEARN MORE about the joint DOH-DOF proposal to increase excise taxes on alcohol products and e-cigarettes, also known as Package 2+ of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program: https://taxreform.dof.gov.ph/tax-r…/package-2plus-sin-taxes/

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