Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes Provide Resources for the Philippines Government to Provide Healthcare to People during Pandemic

Posted June 07 2022 Affordability, Alcohol Free Environment, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Availability, BigAlcoholExposed, News, Public Health, UHC, Universal Health Coverage

The Philippine government partly funds its universal health coverage (UHC) program through taxes on unhealthy commodities, including alcohol and tobacco. These tax contributions have aided the government to deliver comprehensive health and social services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis. Alcohol taxation revenue is reinvested in the health for all program to uplift the lives of people and communities in the Philippines.

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