Sin tax advocates want passage of RH bill

AFTER winning the battles for the enactment of controversial Sin Tax bill, on Wednesday health advocates urged Congress for the passage Reproductive Health bill on the premise that both measure are in common.

“Now that sin tax has won, it’s time to join forces and give our support to an important measure,” stated Dr. Anthony Leachon, DOH Consultant on Non- Communicable Diseases in a statement.

“After all, the objectives of the Sin Tax and the RH are common.

“Principally, both measures are about saving lives and attaining good health outcomes,” continued Leachon.

“Both measures are for the betterment of Philippine institutes. Both sin tax and RH are pro-life and pro-poor,” said Leachon.

Among the members of the sin tax coalition supporting the RH bill are Action for Economic Reforms (AER), the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP), the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) and the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP).

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