House OKs bill imposing P20-per-kg tax on single-use plastics

By: Gabriel Pabico

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means has approved bills proposing a P20 per kilogram excise tax on single-use plastics, although there was concern that the burden would be passed on to consumers.
During the committee hearing on Wednesday, Nueva Ecija 3rd District Rep. Ria Vergara, a majority member, moved to dispose of two house bills tackling the same issue.

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