Thursday, May 25, 2017
By ERWIN P. NICAVERA
THE Negros Occidental Provincial Board urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives to reduce the proposed excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages and similar products to prevent adverse effects to the sugar industry.
The move was made through a resolution proposed on mass motion and was approved during the Provincial Board’s regular session Wednesday, May 24.
Fifth District Board Member Alain Gatuslao, chairman of committee on laws, rules and ordinances, said this is in support of the efforts of congressmen under the Visayan Bloc asking for a lower excise tax on sugar sweetened commodities.