According to a report, the Philippines had 73 million social media users as of January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE According to a report, the Philippines had 73 million social media users as of January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
According to a report, the Philippines had 73 million social media users as of January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Philippines proposes tax on Netflix, Facebook ads, Lazada purchases amid coronavirus pandemic

  • The measures would raise US$593 million and help to offset government spending to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Congressman Joey Salceda says
  • Some Filipino business owners have criticised the plans, saying the authorities should instead go after online gaming firms catering to Chinese gamblers

Topic |   The Philippines
According to a report, the Philippines had 73 million social media users as of January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE According to a report, the Philippines had 73 million social media users as of January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
According to a report, the Philippines had 73 million social media users as of January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Corrected [4:51pm, 21 May, 2020]

  • [4:51pm, 21 May, 2020]

    An earlier version of this story reported new taxes on liquor and other items were imposed in 2007 - this has been amended to say 2017. The owner of Muramasa Games is Ignatius Javellana.

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