Bongbong Marcos Camp Says Non-Filing Of ITR Different From Tax Evasion

Bongbong Marcos camp said that the non-filing of ITR was different from tax evasion.

On Thursday, the camp of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr said that the non-filing of income tax returns (ITR) was different from tax evasion.

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Lawyer Victor Rodriguez, the spokesperson for Bongbong Marcos, explained in an interview on CNN Philippines that the non-filing of ITR was different from tax evasion.

He also claimed that the petition filed against the former senator was just a propaganda of “yellow wannabe political assassins”.

Alam mo propaganda ito ng mga yellow wannabe political assassins…Walang tax evasion na kaso si presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos. ‘Yung kaso po na yan ay simply non-filing of ITR,” Rodriguez said. “Maling-mali na siya ay tax evader. Ang naging hatol lang ay hindi nakapagbayad ng income tax return.”

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According to Rodriguez, the former senator was sitting as governor of Ilocos Norte from 1982 to 1985 and his taxes should have been filed by the provincial capitol.

Furthermore, Rodriguez tagged the petition against the former senator as a “nuisance”, adding that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) was being used as a platform for propaganda.

Rodriguez also maintained that the tax case against the former senator has already been litigated and answered many years back.

Also on Thursday, COMELEC Spokesperson Director James Jimenez said that the process of resolving petitions for the cancelation of certificates of candidacy (COC) could take at least 6 weeks.

According to Jimenez, the poll body was also handling several petitions for cancellations of certificates of candidacy aside from the one filed against the former senator.

Meanwhile, the hashtag #DisqualifyMarcos became trending on social media and members of Akbayan Partylist held the rally outside the office of the Commission on Elections.

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1 thought on “Bongbong Marcos Camp Says Non-Filing Of ITR Different From Tax Evasion”

  1. Obvious diversionary tactic! Did oobra tan. Me sinabi ba ang Korte na tax evasion? CONVICTED Siya dahil sa non filing at non payment ng income tax! Magaling manggago Yan atty rodriguez. Parang amo nya!


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