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LOOK: Kris Aquino posts summary of tax payments on Instagram



MANILA, Philippines- Presidential sister Kris Aquino is once again embroiled in another controversy after posting a summary her tax payments on Instagram.

 Kris Aquino posts summary of tax payments on Instagram

The controversial social media post drew negative reactions from netizens who earlier lambasted the TV-host actress for riding the presidential chopper on her way to a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu. Kris and her family were accused of using government resources in campaigning for administration bets former DILG Chief Mar Roxas and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.

On Saturday, April 23, the 41-year-old celebrity shared data from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) which revealed the amount of her tax payments and her ranking as top taxpayer since 2008. Kris captioned the controversial post with the hashtags ‘truth’ and ‘honest taxpayer’.

Kris Aquino Instagram posts

In a separate post, the presidential sister shared a photo of her and sons Joshua and Bimby with brother President Benigno Aquino III with the caption “Because we are #FAMILY.”

The former Kapamilya actress’s post appears to have angered netizens who pointed out that Kris didn’t need to brag about the amount of money she pays for tax. According to them, Kris has a higher wage so it would only be logical that she pays higher tax.

“My tax is as important as yours. Your tax is important as hers. Tax is not a payment, it's a contribution. In essence, no tax is small or big,” netizen karlothegreat commented on her Instagram post.

Earlier, President Aquino defended his younger sister from critics and stressed that Kris is among the country’s top taxpayers.

“Whether it is an individual taxpayer or someone who is very close to me who shared all of the burdens, I think it is just proper to share the successes. Share kami sa hirap, share kami sa successes,” Aquino said in a statement.

While Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma earlier claimed that Kris has the privilege to ride official government vehicles with President Aquino, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that it will investigate her use of government property in campaigning.

--Mini, The Summit Express