Third Senate Hearing on Sin Taxes
PAGASA's STC was invited as a Resource Person at the third Senate Hearing on Sin Taxes on 30 August 2012. At the Session Hall were Ways & Means Committee Members Senators Aquilino Pimentel III, Juan Ponce Enrile, Ralph Recto (Chairman of the Committee), Franklin Drilon and Pia Cayetano. Attentively attending the Sessions were top honchos from the DOF and DOH aside from BIR Commissioner Kim Henares, DTI Usec. Adrian Cristobal, Jr. and all the stakeholders for the said Bill. The Committee was hurrying up to decide on the increase of excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes before the year ends.