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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] 2-tier cigarette tax bid shelved

Review the Sin Tax Reform Law first before tackling the proposal to revert to a two-tier excise tax system for cigarettes. This was the Senate leadership’s order to its ways and means committee, chaired by Sen. Sonny Angara, even as the Lower House alre
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR eyes 3rd-party monitor for bogus cigarettes, tax stamps

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is looking at tapping a third-party entity to monitor the proliferation of fake stamps and cigarettes in the tobacco industry. “We’re still studying it, we’re working on it,” BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay told report
Manila Times (ph)
added Feb 3, 2017 17:28

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR also starts probing Philip Morris, other firms

Mighty Corp., the oldest and Filipino-owned cigarette manufacturer, described as fair and laudable the new Bureau of Internal Revenue order to include market leader Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. and other players in its fake stamps investigation.
Manila Standard (ph)
added Feb 1, 2017 14:41

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR investigates cigarette maker for supposedly using fake tax stamps

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has ordered an investigation into allegations of counterfeit tax stamps used in the packs of cigarette maker Mighty Corp., the Department of Finance (DOF) said Wednesday.
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Jan 27, 2017 17:00

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Dominguez: BIR did the ‘right thing’ in investigating fake tax stamps on cigarettes

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay did the “right thing” in ordering an investigation into the alleged use by certain tobacco manufacturers of fake tax stamps on their cigarette packs.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:59

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House leader acts to save tobacco farmers

called on Congress yesterday to save thousands of tobacco farmers from wallowing further into poverty, urging the passage of amendments to the Sin Tax Bill. Deputy Speaker and Ilocos Sur Rep. Eric Singson said amendment of the unitary taxation under the
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jan 25, 2017 14:57

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Finance chief backs tax probe on Mighty Corp

Dominguez said Wednesday he supported the Bureau of Internal Revenue's decision to investigate Mighty Corp. and other cigarette makers for alleged use of fake tax stamps. Dominguez said BIR Commissioner Cesar Dulay "did the right thing" when it initiated
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (ph)
added Jan 25, 2017 14:54

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Agri chief opposes 2-tier excise tax on cigarettes

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol vehemently opposed the legislation imposing a huge increase in cigarette excise tax, saying the two-tier scheme would only bring hardship to tobacco farmers who are still reeling from the previous tax hike. “The DA (
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 24, 2017 02:00

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Executive order sought vs smoking in public

Tobacco-control advocates are seeking the signing of an executive order (EO) that bans smoking in public places. Statistics show that 10 Filipinos die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, erect
Manila Times (ph)
added Jan 15, 2017 19:34

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial made a stand against the House bill seeking to impose a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. "We have a number of health champions in Senate, and we're hoping that it will not push through in the Senate," Ubial said
Rappler (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:26
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