• 6 AUGUST - *1907 - Gen. Macario Sakay, one of the Filipino military leaders who had continued fighting the imperialist United States invaders eight years into the Ph...
    7 years ago

......................................................................................

The Daily Tribune

(Without Fear or Favor)

Specials:

Bulatlat.com

World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines

The Philippines Matrix Project

Big fish hardly in menu EDITORIAL 10/25/2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Big fish hardly in menu

EDITORIAL
Click to enlarge
10/25/2010
Among Noynoy’s campaign commitments, what resounds most to many was his pledge to haul all the country’s biggest tax evaders and smugglers to jail, adding that he already has a list of those that his administration would go after once he gets to power.
He said that tax cheats would be the first target of his administration to show that it is moving through what he calls “daang matuwid” or straight path.

When he assumed power, with all braggadocio, he and his economic officials said the list of tax cheats will unravel with a big fish to be prosecuted weekly, or alternately between the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BoC).

Noynoy appears to have lost the list more than 100 days into his administration as those charged for the past many weeks since the administration’s pledge of frying a big fish each week are mostly the usual penny-ante business crooks and many other small businesses who seem to have gotten used to dealing with fixers in both the BIR and the BoC and now are being thrown into the pyre to come up with the weekly tax cheat quota..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20101025com1.html

0 comments

Blog Archive