While the review noted that the ratio of excise taxes to retail prices is still below WHO standards, it recommended gradual increase in tax rates. By end, the coverage of the poor and near-poor in the National Health Insurance Program Philhealth tripled to But some mischievous minds are saying that it was curious that after that much delay in deciding on the sin tax rate increases, it was signed immediately by both Houses of Congress overnight transmission and uncharacteristic approval in toto by the Lower Houseand delivered practically at the close of the 17th Congress.
Heated tobacco products A tax of P45 per pack of 20 units or lesser by Jan. The Department of Health called for higher tobacco taxes to fund a supposed shortfall in the cost of implementing the proposed law that promised health care for all Filipinos.
Read the proposed law here: House Bill No. Please like us on www. Was it not good timing for incumbent legislators to wash hands and show pro-tobacco lobbyists: what can we do — there is social clamor for the urgent health issues on addictive tobacco use, and the DOF clamor to fill the funding gaps of UHC.
Washington, DC: World Bank. Franklin Drilon, the sponsor of the Aquino administration's increased taxes on alcohol and tobacco products, said he would push for a measure requiring the printing on cigarette packs of gory photos showing the harmful effects of smoking.