Tama na, sobra na! Imee rejects Duterte's proposal - The Daily Sentry

Monday, August 19, 2019



Tama na, sobra na! Imee rejects Duterte's proposal



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Sen. Imee Marcos once again proved her sincerest concern for the Ilokanos.

The former Ilocos Norte Governor clearly expressed her disagreement on Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's call to impose another tobbaco tax hike, a move that would primarily affect a large number of Ilokano farmers.

Tobacco is one of Ilocos Norte's principal products.

Despite being an ally of the Chief Executive, Marcos made her stance clear against the looming tax imposition, saying that the current taxes applied on tobacco products should be enough.

“Utang na loob, tigilan na kami naka-dalawang beses na ang Ilokano,” she said.

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The administration's Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law compels increase on the prices of the cigarette to as much as P40 per pack come 2022.

It was June of this year that the Senate approved a bill upping the cigarette prices to P60 in the next four years.

Source: ABS-CBN News