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ONLINE POLL
Are you in favor of the inclusion of a provision in House Bill 5636 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) imposing an additional tax of P10 per liter on sugar-sweetened beverages. This will likely increase prices of carbonated drinks, energy drinks, sweetened tea and coffee, fruit juices and other similar products when it is implemented in 2018.

 

Yes, sugar tax seeks to curb the consumption of sweetened beverages, thereby making HB 5636 also a health measure. It will help reduce the risks of diabetes, obesity and other diseases related to high sugar consumption, while helping balance the tax regime of the country.

No, TRAIN is actually a tax collection measure cloaked as a health and tax reform proposal. It will unduly burden the poorer Filipinos, who can least afford such an increase.

I am undecided.