Bicam next battleground

Isidro Consunji, DMCI Holdings Corp. chairman; the Department of Energy (DOE); and Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) have all expressed apprehension over the increase in coal tax, while consumer and sari-sari store groups still resist the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Senate Majority Leader …
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Revenue From Philly Soda Tax Falls

​PHILADELPHIA – In October, Philadelphia received the least amount of revenue from its tax on sugar-sweetened drinks since its inception in January, Politico reports. City officials revealed that October's revenue from the 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax hit $6.1 million, a sharp decline from September's high of …
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TRAIN hurdles Senate, 17-1

The Senate bill, on the other hand, imposes lower tax on sugar sweetened beverage than House Bill 5636 which levies a P10-per- liter for local sugar and P20 per liter for others. Excluded from excise tax, meanwhile, were milk, ground and instant coffee, 100-percent natural fruit and vegetable juices, …
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View From the Paddock

… who survive on many different diets in many different places. Moderation and exercise are key. Recommending new taxes should not be done lightly. But the Grattan Institute and the Obesity Policy Coalition have released reports seeking the imposition of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
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Talking coffee

The good news, though, is that in the Senate, legislators have deemed fit to exclude 3-in-1 coffee from the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, as approved by the Senate ways and means committee, and now undergoing second reading. “The exclusion of prepackaged powdered coffee products with or …
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