Marcos yet to settle penalty in 1995 tax evasion case – petitioners

Published December 3, 2021, 7:14 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Petitioners of the case seeking the cancellation of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ‘s certificate of candidacy (COC) said on Friday, Dec. 3 that he “has not satisfied” the judgment stated in his 1995 tax evasion case.

MB Bongbong Marcos COC

In a statement provided by Theodore Te, legal counsel of petitioners, it was stated that Te made a written request to the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 105 and that they were able to secure documents relative to Marcos’ case.

“Among these documents is a Certification issued by the Acting Presiding Judge that Mr. Marcos Jr. has not satisfied the judgment of the court in these cases,” the statement read.

The document stated that there was no record on file of “compliance of payment or satisfaction of the Decision of the Regional Trial Court dated July 27, 1995 or the Court of Appeals dated October 31, 1997.” Te said in the update to their case that they will bring the matter to the urgent attention of the Comelec Second Division, which is currently handling the petition filed against Marcos.

On Nov. 2, Petitioners Fr. Christian Buenafe of Task Force Detainees, Fides Lim of Kapatid, Ma Edeliza Hernandez of Medical Action Group, Celia Lagman Sevilla of Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance, Roland Vibal of PH Alliance of Human Rights, and Josephine Lasvano of Balay Rehab Center filed a petition to cancel Marcos’ COC which according to them, contains multiple false material representations.

He is also facing a disqualification case filed last Nov. 17 by Bonifacio Ilagan et al. as well as a petition to declare him as a nuisance candidate.