MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday called for the passing of the Sin Tax bill to help improve health care services in the country.
In his state of the nation address, Aquino said that the high rate in maternal mortality is still worrisome, however, he said that the government is working on improving health care and services for women.
He added that the Universal Health Care seeks to provide facilities and healthcare service providers for health institutions.
“Sa pagtugon natin sa mga ito, malaki ang maiaambag ng Sin Tax Bill,” Aquino said in his speech.
“Maipasa na sana ang Sin Tax Bill sa lalong madaling panahon. Mababawasan ang bisyo, madadagdagan ang pondo para sa kalusugan,” he said.