Baguio City Representative Mark Go said the Committee on Ways and Means had its first meeting to discuss the proposed increase in the alcohol excise tax.
The Baguio politiko said the proposed measure is a priority bill of Duterte administration.
Go said the bill aims to raise the appropriate funding for the Universal Health Care Act.
He also said the reduction of alcohol consumption will reduce incidence of alcohol-related diseases, accidents and deaths.
Go said that the House of Representatives is now back to work following the long weekend.
“We have much work and study to do. God bless the Philippines!” he said.