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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Abellanosa files 'Cigarette Holiday' bill

Abellonasa kick-started his new term by filing House Bill No. 41 that prohibits the sale and smoking in public of cigarettes every fifteenth day of the month. To be known as the Cigarette Holiday Act, Abellanosa said HB 41 aimed to support the call of Pr
Cebu Daily News (ph)
added Jul 1, 2016 20:44

[Philippines] Cigarette makers 'cheat' on 'sin' tax payments

anti-tobacco advocates on Monday slammed cigarette companies whom they said have developed strategies to undermine the health law to avoid paying higher tax. Engr. Emer Rojas, Global Cancer ambassador and president of the New Vois Association of the Phil
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jul 16, 2013 05:11

Victory in the Philippines: President Signs Historic Cigarette Tax Increase

President Benigno Aquino has signed a new law that will significantly increase cigarette taxes. This new law will help reduce tobacco's deadly toll in the Philippines, where 28 percent of the population smokes - including nearly half of all men - and mor
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 27, 2012 05:22

[Philippines] Biazon ignores tobacco anomaly

He continues to be blind as to how Mighty Corporation, an ertswhile small but now a big player in the cigarette manufacturing business, is able to import tobacco at 85 percent below the average world price.
Malaya (ph)
added Nov 20, 2013 15:31

[Philippines] BIR issues new tobacco, alcohol excise tax rates

Smokers who patronize lower-priced cigarette brands will have to pay more to get their fix starting next week as the Bureau of Internal Revenue has issued new rules on the implementation of revised excise tax rates under the sin tax reform law.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 29, 2012 12:26

[Philippines] de la CRUZ: Smoke gets in BAT's eyes

We are excerpting parts of ASH’s documented testimony to provide one and all, especially the public, President Aquino and our legislators a clear idea of BAT’s record of governance worldwide. It is alleged to have a record of duplicity and active partici
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 29, 2012 12:38

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco firms' influence in PH gov't among highest in SEA

With a score of 71, the Philippines ranks 3rd in the first-ever Tobacco Industry Interference Index released by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca). The Philippines follows Indonesia (78) and Malaysia (72). Following the Philippines ar
Rappler (ph)
added Feb 4, 2014 10:55

[Philippines] Local cigarette firm welcomes probe

Mighty Tobacco Corp., a maker of cheap local cigarettes, said Tuesday its corporate records have always been transparent and are open for scrutiny to anyone, including those in Congress. “We welcome in particular the orders of the Bureau of Customs and t
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 5, 2013 16:50

[Asia-pacific] Philippines probes $126m in cigarette tax losses

Today-almost one year into the effectivity of the Sin Tax Reform Law - their warnings have proved almost prescient. Information provided by the country's largest tobacco manufacturer showed that the government may have lost as much as P4.4 billion (S$12
AsiaOne (sg)
added Nov 2, 2013 15:46

[Philippines] BIR downplays shortfall in tobacco tax collection

The Bureau of Internal Revenue fell short by P1.2 billion in its collection of tobacco taxes in the first half of the year. But BIR Commissioner Kim Henares remains confident the agency will be able to meet its P51.66 billion full-year collection target
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (ph)
added Jul 16, 2013 05:00
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