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Tobacco growers fear Manny measure

Tobacco growers fear Manny measure

The proposal of boxing icon Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao to raise excise tax on cigarettes by 100 percent will deliver the knock-out punch on Filipino tobacco growers.

Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel A. Roxas II said yesterday that he will use the bulk of the yearly tobacco excise tax to improve the physical and financial infrastructure of the tobacco farmers in Northern Luzon.

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