House Deputy Speaker and Ilocos Sur Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano on Monday, Sept. 13 a...

Lower House official : Illicit cigarette trade alarming – Manila Bulletin

House Deputy Speaker and Ilocos Sur Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano on Monday, Sept. 13 appealed for a more sustained and stronger government efforts in addressing the illicit cigarette trade in many parts of the country. Rep. DV Savellano2 In a privilege speech, Savellano aired alarm over the “seriousness’ of the unlawful cigarette trade activities that have undermined livelihood, investments and government revenues derived from the tobacco industry. Savellano said that while various government law enforcement agencies have demonstrated sincerity in addressing the problem, illegal tobacco trade is still happening in many parts of the country. He said illegal trade of …

 

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