NTA awards outstanding tobacco growers

LAOAG CITY—The National Tobacco Administration has cited eight outstanding tobacco growers for the crop year 2017-2018 during the awarding ceremonies held at the NTA building in Batac, Ilocos Norte on…

DOH pushes for P90 per pack tobacco tax hike

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) is pushing for a PHP90 per pack increase in tobacco excise tax for better health of more Filipinos through the Universal Health Care (UHC)…

Tobacco company eyes partnership with Ilocos farmers

LAOAG CITY — Amidst the implementation of the Sin Tax Reform Law, a multi-national tobacco company is ready to expand its market and partner with Ilocos farmers for more tobacco produce.…

SC affirms House contempt order vs. ‘Ilocos 6’

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the petition filed by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and six provincial officials, known as the “Ilocos 6”, assailing the legality of the contempt…

Congress ratifies TRAIN raising taxes on coal, tobacco

  MANILA  — The Congress on Wednesday night ratified the the controversial tax reform package or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill which raises taxes on coal, mining,…

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Pacquiao seeks higher excise tax on tobacco products

MANILA — To further discourage Filipinos from smoking, Senator Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday said he wants the current cigarette tax rate of PHP30 per pack increased to PHP60 a pack. Pacquiao,…

Removal of tobacco industry’s seat at IAC-T pushed

MANILA –The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) said that it supports call for the removal of the tobacco industry from the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco (IAC-T). In a press…

Duterte orders Cabinet reorg, smoking ban, motorcycle safety implementation

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow of ‘matapang na solusyon, mabilis na aksyon’ went on full display this week with the Administration showing strong political will by reorganizing the Cabinet…