The country’s newly implemented law on cigarettes and liquors or the Sin Tax bill does not affect Boracay that much.
This is what the Department of Tourism believes, according to DOT Officer in Charge Tim Ticar.
He said that this new law won’t affect the tourism industry on the island particularly those foreign tourists who are smokers and are fond of going out and or clubbing.
He explained that if these “sin products’” price increases for a few pesos, this won’t be much for the tourists on the island because it costs so much more in their country compared to ours.
That is why, Ticar added, there is no need to worry about the effects of the Sin Tax Bill to the tourism industry in Boracay, since some additional peso doesn't seem to be of a bother to the tourists.