Republic Act 10351 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Republic Act 10351


To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz Ilocos Sur say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non tobacco farming projects

DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says most of the members of the Duterte Cabinet support unitary taxation on cigarettes

UNITARY TAXATION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial opposes House Bill 4144 which proposes a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. Rappler screenshot

Health advocates: Pressure needed to stop 'weak' cigarette tax bill

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Those who oppose the proposed two tier excise tax structure on cigarettes urge Filipinos to rally behind a unitary tax rate of P40 by 2018

Health insurance for all senior citizens starts November 25

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:38 PM

PhilHealth President Alexander Padilla acknowledges there will be transition difficulties as they implement the new PhilHealth law but government wants to implement it as soon as possible

ELDERLY CARE. A new law guarantees health care for all senior citizens of the country. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Aquino signs law giving health insurance to all seniors

Nov 11, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The new law removes the qualification that a senior citizen has to be an indigent before being covered by PhilHealth

ELDERLY CARE. A new new guarantees health care for all senior citizens of the country. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Sin tax collection exceeds target in first half

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:01 PM

The government collects higher than expected excise taxes from sin products tobacco and alcohol

SWS survey: Youth, poor smoking less

May 30, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The number of smokers from the poorest Filipinos drops from 38 in December 2012 to 25 in March 2014

SMOKING. Smokers among the poor and the young are decreasing.

How to make healthier choices available to Filipinos

Feb 02, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Health experts say not only funding but even inclusive development can pave the way for an effective and sustainable health promotion system in the country

Court denies liquor makers' bid to stop sin tax law

Jan 17, 2013 - 5:41 PM

The Manila regional trial court says the petitioners have no clear right to be protected from the state s move to collect taxes

With IRR out next week, sin tax law to take effect January

Dec 23, 2012 - 10:06 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue will release the law s implementing rules and regulations next week

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares