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Noy allies came in force to railroad sin tax bill By Charlie V. Manalo and Fernan J. Angeles 05/10/2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Noy allies came in force to railroad sin tax bill

By Charlie V. Manalo and Fernan J. Angeles 05/10/2012

Coming in full force at yesterday’s hearing on the proposed amendments to the “sin tax” structure, administration allies in the House of Representatives led the approval at the committee level of a restricted tax system for alcohol and tobacco products which critics claim would favor imported liquor and cigarettes over local products.

Voting 46 for and 14 against with one abstention, the House committee on ways and means approved House Bill 5727 almost instantaneously after Finance Undersecretary Jeremias Paul introduced amendments that altered vital provisions of the bill.

Paul’s proposal was virtually unheard of since the ways and means panel started deliberation on the measure for nearly six months but the pro-administration solons who trooped to yesterday’s hearing saw no need to study, much less debate, on it, and moved to have the measure, which for nearly a decade now has failed to hurdle even at the committee level..... MORE

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