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Gonzales, Celina O.

Task 2
Topic: The supposed implementation of the Vanity Tax
References Schema Research Questions
1. Anonuevo, C.A.Q. (2000). An On January 10, 2016, Ako Bikol Party List 1. Should the supposed
Overview of the Gender Situation in Representative Rodel Adokade proposed a 10- Vanity Tax have been
the Philippines Retrieved from 30 percent Vanity Tax on cosmetic products implemented, how will it and beauty services as an alternate in imposing affect the spending habits
files/bueros/philippinen/50069.pdf additional taxes on petroleum products. The of female students aged
2. Bessendorf, A. (2015). From Cradle to proposed tax received backlash from 17-22 in DLSU-Manila?
Cane: The Cost of Being a Female lawmakers and netizens alike, with the hashtag 2. What is the perception of
Consumer. Retrieved from #DonTaxMyBeauty trending on social media female students aged 17- website Twitter. 22 in DLSU-Manila of the
nloads/pdf/ supposed Vanity Tax?
partners/Study-of-Gender-Pricing-in- However, on January 16, 2017, Congress 3. Will the supposed vanity
NYC.pdf decided to withdraw the Vanity Tax bill after tax be prejudicial to
3. Layton, R. and McPhail, F. (2013). the assurance from budget secretary Benjamin female students of DLSU-
Gender Equality in the Labor Market Diokno that there is no need for the tax to be Manila aged 17-22?
in the Philippines. Asian Development implemented.
Bank: Mandaluyong City
4. Department of Finance. (2016). World Despite the proposed tax being withdrawn,
Bank backs DOFs tax reform. women still spend more than men in terms of
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d-bank-backs-dofs-tax-reform- consumer goods targeted to the female market
program/ were higher was at 42%, while the instance for
5. Hunter, L. The Tampon Tax: Public their male counterparts is only at 18%. On the
Discourse of Policies Concerning other hand, the United States implemented the
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