Php 1.5-M soft loan approved for Paoay farmer groups

LAOAG CITY -— The local government unit of Paoay town has approved the allocation of more than Php 1.5 million from the tobacco excise tax shares of the municipality as…

Tobacco farmers decry House-approved sin tax bill

MANILA — The Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) reiterated its strong objection to the House of Representatives-approved bill proposing a huge increase in cigarette excise taxes while keeping the two-tier…