Moral turpitude ‘di pwedeng grounds sa DQ – BBM camp

Moral turpitude ‘di pwedeng grounds sa DQ – BBM camp

January 31, 2022 @ 5:52 PM 8 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Dumepensa ang kampo ni presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. na hindi grounds ang moral turpitude upang madiskwalipka ito sa May 2022 national elections.

Sinabi ni Attorney Victor Rodriguez na taglay ni Marcos ang lahat ng kwalipikasyon at wala ritong makikitang diskwalipikasyon upang pagsilbihan ang mga Pilipino.

“The same, however, cannot be said for ‘failure to file a return’ where the mere omission already constitutes a violation. Thus, this Court holds that even if the conviction of respondent Marcos Jr. is affirmed, the same not being a crime involving moral turpitude, cannot serve as a ground for his disqualification,” paliwanag ng tagapagsalita nito.

Maaalalang patuloy ang pahayag ni Commissioner Rowena Guanzon laban kay Marcos Jr.

Bumoto ito upang madiskwalipka si Marcos sa presidential race dahil sa sinasabing moral turpitude sa non-filing ng income tax returns mula taong 1982 hanggang 1985.

“One thing is certain, by not filing an income tax return, he deprived the government of the chance to ascertain whether what was withheld correctly corresponded with what he earned,” ani Guanzon.

“By failing to file his return, respondent seriously incapacitated the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) from determining whether the correct taxes were paid. In fact, it took several years and a special audit team before the BIR was finally able to determine that respondent has deficiency taxes.” RNT/FGDC