By: Elena Grace Flores
Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Clearance
The Court of Appeals cleared Bongbong Marcos of tax evasion in October 1997 because he was not given a due notice for tax assessment. The court fined him Php 36,000 for non-filing of tax returns only. So, he withdrew his petition from the Supreme Court and paid his tax liabilities of Php 67,137.27 in total.
Then Supreme Court Deputy Clerk and Chief of the Judicial Records Office, Teresita Dimaisip sent a copy of the entry of judgement to the Marcos camp, Court of Appeals, and the Solicitor General in December 2001. But of course former SC Associate Justice Antonio Carpio did not know that.
Unity Message In Cebu
Right after the devastation of typhoon Odette, the BBM-Sara Uniteam helped the badly affected areas in Cebu. Only together as a unified nation shall Filipinos be victorious during and after the pandemic, Marcos said.