Quantcast
Home » sin taxes You are browsing entries tagged with “sin taxes”

DOF expects higher sin tax collections

Neal Cruz’s column on the effects of the Sin Tax Law on cigarette smuggling (“Cheap cigarettes from China flooding PH,” Opinion, 10/9/13) is marred with inaccuracies.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Time to vote, save lives

By

There are posters put up downtown by some heartless monsters that say, “NO TO SIN TAX, JOBS NOT TAXES,” as it is “Anti-laborers, anti-farmers, anti-poor.”

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Too high sin taxes may result in less revenue

By

I read only recently Senator Ralph Recto’s sponsorship speech on Senate Bill 3299, the Sin Tax bill, as reported out by the Committee on Ways and Means that he headed until recently, and I think he is unfairly being demonized by those who would mostly benefit from it. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Health Secretary Enrique Ona, and Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares criticized Recto for paring down the projected income from the very high taxes on cigarettes and liquor from P60 billion to only P15 billion. The combined pummeling forced Recto to resign the chairmanship of the committee. Sen. Franklin Drilon took over the position.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Imagining Mindanao

By

It was a lot to ask of the Filipino people: to flex our imaginative muscles and “imagine” a new order, a new way of life in Mindanao.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Recto’s shell game

The watered-down sin tax bill Senator Ralph Recto revealed last week did not only propose a revenue goal on the low end of expectations; it represented a new low, period. Bandying fancy terms like “equilibrium,” Recto, the chair of the Senate committee on ways and means, deceived both the administration he is allied with and the people he is supposed to serve with a rationalization that only the tobacco companies could love.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • Rain in Metro Manila, parts of PH‎ due to LPA–Pagasa
  • Purisima told: SC didn’t stop Subic power plant
  • DENR shuts down illegal Negros town gold mines
  • Draft Manila ban on eyesore posters sparks hot debate
  • Guingona bill seeks tighter vetting of NGOs
  • Sports

  • Army whips Cagayan, nears crown
  • Batang Gilas rips Kazakhs, eyes 5th spot vs Japanese
  • Bombers try to boost Final 4 bid vs Generals
  • Donaire clashes with fellow WBA king Oct. 18
  • Early start key to success of future YOG bets–Go
  • Lifestyle

  • Hello! Hello Kitty not a cat, she’s a Brit
  • Madame Grès: The sculptress of fabric who influenced us
  • Patis Tesoro redefines Filipiniana for younger market
  • Uniquely designed perfume case is hot travel accessory
  • WHO asked to denounce ‘gay cures’, declare homosexuality isn’t a disease in China
  • Entertainment

  • Joan Rivers rushed to hospital
  • Voice Kids champ Lyca passes first acting challenge
  • Elle Fanning hopes she and sister Dakota won’t end up rivals
  • Agents of Ambush, August 29, 2014
  • Tuldok, August 29, 2014
  • Business

  • Business groups welcome unexpected results
  • Henry Sy again tops list of 50 richest Filipinos
  • Gov’t set to push through with 3rd Naia runway
  • Biz Buzz: Boardroom ban
  • Parent infuses cash into AirAsia PH
  • Technology

  • Bill vs techy intruders mistaken as anti-selfie bill
  • Hello Kitty shocker ‘s-purrs’ online outcry
  • Apple to unveil ‘iWatch’ on September 9–report
  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones
  • Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, August 29, 2014
  • PH sports realities
  • A partnership with and for the poor
  • ‘Betty La Fea’
  • Behind Filipino (2)
  • Global Nation

  • Forest Service to go ‘wild’ in ‘most diverse city” in US
  • Fil-Am biz wiz thriving with ‘Amazon.com’ for caregivers’
  • ‘Uncle Al’ Mendoza, Fil-Am community advocate, 1936-2014
  • Waiting is a good thing, dear Watson
  • 3rd World Indie Film fest in San Jose, California on Sept. 19 to 20
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement