Pacquiao receives ‘anti-smoking champ’ belt

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Sen. Manny Pacquiao receives the belt for filing a bill increasing the tax on cigarettes.

Dr. Antonio Dans (right) of the UP College of Medicine hands over a “championship belt” to Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on October 10, 2017. Dans gave the belt to Pacquiao for filing a bill that seeks to impose higher excise tax on tobacco products to prevent the rise in the number of smokers

Pacquiao said he wants the current cigarette tax rate of P30 per pack increased to P60 a pack. (PNA photo)

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