Ibubuwis mo ba ang iyong suporta sa BUWIS para sa BUHAY?
The Smoke-Free Philippines Caravan dubbed as #BuwisParaSaBuhay was spearheaded by the Department of Health Regional Office XI in partnership with Vital Strategies rallied two hundred fifty Smoke-Free advocates in Davao City last January 12, 2018. The caravan aimed to give knowledge to the public of what is Sin Tax and how it affects the people.
The next goal of the campaign is to gain favorable opinion from the non-smoking public to support the proposal in Congress to increase the Sin Tax which would eventually deter the youth and other people from smoking.
Caravan booths for various engaging infotainment activities that highlighted the benefits of Sin Tax Reform were featured. The different games did not just entertain the participants, specially the youth, but imparted knowledge about the different diseases one can get from smoking.
The Regional Office hoped that everyone will realize that by increasing the sin tax, we will be able to reduce the number of people who risks their lives by taking these vices. -suyavila