Jessica Miller | May 15, 2012
Cigarette smuggling has not only been causing serious losses to the national exchequer but also terrible violating government’s needs of printing health warnings on every cigarette package sold in the markets. A senior official at a tobacco company explained that it was unfortunate that billions of illegal cigs are being sold in the country causing billions in state income losses. It is also disruption the government’s public health agenda, he said.
Jessica Miller | April 24, 2012
Avidity very often makes the greedy ones pretext to the reflection of greed. We cannot find a better example of such a greed and rashness as the proposed law of Cavite Rep. Joseph Emilio Abaya, which would increase taxes on cigs and bevarages by more than 1,000 per cent. Supporters of the new bill are easily blinded by the billions of pesos in additional income that higher smoking products taxes will bring to the gov. They also think that contraband is not a crime, essentially a law enforcement problem that simply prevent government of implicit incomes.