Dominguez said the proposed tax was meant to discourage the public from consuming unhealthy sugary drinks.
“You know, too much sugar is bad for you. So, if the consumption—excessive consumption of sugar goes down, your health will be better,” Dominguez said.
“So, it’s really a health measure. You’re trying to discourage the consumption of unhealthy products, just like cigarettes, alcohol,” he said.
Under the administration’s tax reform package, which was passed by the House of R…
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