Corona: I will abide by the lawBy Tetch Torres
MANILA, Philippines–Former Chief Justice Renato Corona said they are expecting the filing of complaint against them by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and assured that they will comply with the processes.
“I was informed of the filing of a complaint for tax evasion against me and members of my family. We have long expected this as we have been exchanging communications with the BIR and have complied with their deadlines,” Corona said in a statement Thursday.
“As a man of the law, I will abide by the processes. We await the service of the subpoenae and the complaint. We will respond accordingly with the assistance of counsel we will engage,” he added.
But at the same time, Corona said he believes that this administration’s persecution of his family would ontinue.
He lamented that family was being used by the administration to divert public attention from other pressing issues.
“I agree with the observation of many that my family’s persecution continues with the usual media overkill, and that there appears to be an immediate need to divert public attention from certain issues that are becoming too hot to handle. By the grace of God, we will overcome. This too will come to pass,” Corona said.