This is not the persecution of a former Chief Justice but the prosecution of an alleged tax evader.
Those who see politics in this move are probably blind to the truth that the BIR has been filing tax evasion cases – without fanfare, fear or favor – against individuals regardless of their stature in society
It is against this backdrop that the BIR’s move to charge the Coronas for their alleged failure to comply with one of the most basic duties of citizenship – the payment of taxes – must be
The big picture here is too is that to teach our young , treat our
sick, build our roads, irrigate our farms, arm our police and meet our many other needs , our government must collect P4.3 billion in taxes a day.
A job made harder by some estimates that the equivalent of three percent of our GDP – P300 billion – is lost to tax evasion yearly
In this case, the BIR must be commended, not condemned for doing its job.
We should remember that the government can only conquer its budget deficit when the BIR starts conquering its own deficit of will and resolve in running after the high and the mighty.
Lastly, the filing of charges should give the Coronas the opportunity to air their side, and even clear their names , if abuse has been done to them.