Malacañang’s version of the sin tax reform proposal has been filed through House Bill 5727, authored by Rep. Joseph Emilio Abaya (1st District, Cavite), which seeks to change the current multi-rate specific structure of the excise tax on tobacco and alcohol products by adopting a unitary rate, a press release from Congress said.
The bill had already been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Isidro Ungab (Davao City, 3rd District) which is set to discuss it along with the substitute bill for 10 other sin tax reform bills, the press release said.
Abaya said HB 5727 was filed, not only to generate more revenues but also for a major overhaul to make the excise tax structure on tobacco and alcohol products simple, fair and responsive to the objectives of the government.
6,000 sheep due next week
to boost livestock plan: PVO
The 6,000 sheep purchased by the Negros Occidental provincial government from Perth, Australia will arrive Wednesday next week at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday.
The sheep were purchased for the breeding program of the province. Of the 6,000, 300 are male and 5,700, female, Decena said.
He said they rented 20 trucks to transport the sheep from BREDO to the Negros First Ranch in Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia.
69 get overseas work