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

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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.

That was in accordance with House rules regarding bills that had already been approved on the third reading during the previous Congress.

This means that House Bill No. 220 and House Bill No. 1811 would be considered as reported to the plenary once the majority of the committe…

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