TSE_v3.1_logo_2019
  • LATEST NEWS

    Imee Marcos breaks silence on family’s tax estate issue: ‘Bulok na pulitika’

    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Imee Marcos finally spoke on the controversial issue of the family’s estate tax liability.

    According to Imee, they couldn’t help but question the timing of bringing up the P203-billion liability. She clarified that it’s been a long time since these tax issues happened, and their lawyers are handling it.

    Senator Imee Marcos
    Senator Imee Marcos calls it part of ‘rotten politics’ that their family’s estate tax cases are being brought up | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Imee Marcos

    Imee clarified that if there’s a liability, they will be responsible for it. She stated that they have always faced whatever legal cases were thrown against them.

    “Bago ang lahat, hindi ako awtoridad niyan no, kasi yung mga abogado hinahawakan yan. Thirty-six years na ang dami dami nang nangyari, medyo hilo na kami sa mga tax, tax issue na yan. Pero ang masasabi ko, kung merong utang sa gobyerno kailangang bayaran. At kami sa pamilya namin, lahat ng kaso namin, hinarap namin,” Imee said.

    Imee further explained that their family has been cooperating with the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on the tax payments over the years.

    “Nagkaroon ng assessment nung 1997, kaya lang mula noon ang dami dami nang nangyari ‘di namin maintindihan. Yung iba na ina-assess, na tinatax, yung iba, binigay na sa tinatawag na cronies hindi pala amin in the first place itong mga properties na ‘to,” the senator said.

    She also said that items that were sequestered and sold by the PCGG and the BIR also need to be considered when computing their tax payments.

    Imee said their family would not block any efforts involving their family’s estate tax, regardless if her brother, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., would win the presidency.

    She said these efforts are just part of politicking or ‘rotten politics’ to try and discredit their family, primarily because of her brother’s presidential bid.

    “Hindi ako expert diyan pagka’t di nga ako humawak ng kaso pero ang akin lang, ang dami dami nang taon, bakit biglang ngayon lumabas parang talagang paninira naman yata ito ng bulok na pulitika, inuungkat ‘to…Ang akin, yung kaso tuloy-tuloy yan kahit sino pa manalo, tuloy tuloy sa korte. Walang problema ‘yan. Hindi naman yan haharangin ng pamilya namin kailan man,” she said.

    “In the meantime, kami, hinaharap namin lahat ng kaso namin at sana wag naman mahalo sa pulitika kasi mga bulok na taktika to e, bulok na politika, bakit inuungkat ngayon matapos ang halos apat na dekada,” Imee added.

    A Supreme Court ruling revealed that the Marcos family has an estate tax liability of over P203 billion. A document recently went public showing that the rule was already deemed “final and executory” on June 5, 1997.

    Marcos spokesman Atty. Vic Rodriguez earlier claimed that the amount ballooned due to “politics” and that the case is still under litigation.

    — Sally, The Summit Express

    No comments

    Post Top Ad

    Post Bottom Ad