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Arguments Against Higher Tax on Sweetened Beverages

Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo, chairman of house committee on means and ways said that the bill imposing tax on sweetened drinks will be passed in December, before the Christmas break. In a text message he said, "We will approve it...
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Higher Taxes On Sweetened Drinks Could Lead To Labor Retrenchment

The ways and means committee of the Lower House has approved on Tuesday the bill seeking to impose P10 excise tax on sweetened drinks. HB 3365 bill was authored by Nueva Ecija Representative Estrelita Suansing and was strongly opposed by beverage manufacturers....