A Joint Press Statement
by 24 Health, Medical and Youth Organizations
March 17, 2014
We, the civil society coalition that supported the passage of the Sin Tax Law (R.A. 10351), wish to supplement and reinforce the statement of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona regarding the law’s health impact. In a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing, Sec. Ona stated that it is still “too early to determine the public health impact of R.A. 10351”, as the periodical Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is scheduled to be conducted this year.