Tupas, Quimbo laud BIR for tax case vs Coronas


Former Chief Justice Renato Corona. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Thursday backed the P150.68 million worth tax evasion case lodged by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, his daughter Ma. Carla Beatriz Castillo and son-in-law Constantino Castillo III.

Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr., who served as lead prosecutor during the impeachment trial against Corona, believes that it was only right that the government go after the former chief justice.

“Cases against the former CJ should be pursued by the agencies of the government if there are prima facie cases against him based on their investigation and the evidence submitted by the prosecution during the impeachment trial.”

Such cases “show the government’s commitment in pursuing the public accountability provisions of the Constitution,” he added.

Marikina Representative Romero “Miro” Quimbo, a spokesman of the House prosecution team, shared Tupas’ views, noting the case was part of the political process.

Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption Representative Sherwin Tugna, who was a member of the House prosecution team, said that he believes that the justice department “should rule according to the facts and evidence presented.”

Like Tupas, Tugna felt that “sufficient pieces of evidence were shown during the impeachment trial that former CJ Corona earned income that he did not declare in the BIR.”

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  • phantomofhope

    mga epal at ipokrito!

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Hay naku. Ang walang humpay na ganti-gantihan. Away pamilya, away politika.

    At sa susunod na administrasyon naman, sasampahan ng kaso sina Tupas at Quimbo. Ang hindi maipaliwanag na kayaman ni Tupas at ang napakagarang bahay na tinatayo sa Xavierville ay magiging target ng mga kaaway ni PNoy at Tupas. Ang sabwatan ni Quimbo at Delfin Lee sa bilyon-bilyong Globe Asiatique scam ay uungkatin hanggang sa mabilanggo si Quimbo.

    Ang walang humpay na away pulitika. It’s more fun in the Philippines.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    At nagbigay pa ng komento ang dalawang Hipokritong opisyal ng pamahalaan…Mantakin mo na mismong ang dalawang tiwali na ito ay hindi handang ipakita sa publiko ang kanilang SALN…Ngayon ay may mga mukha pang magkokomento sa isyu ng kung ano ang tama at matuwid…Kay babata pa ng mga ito,ngunit kung umasta at magsinungaling ay akala mo’y tahiran na sa politika…Manang mana sa mga Ama nila…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

    pa imbestigahan din sina jr at sr Tupas kung saan nanggaling yong kanilang yaman

  • Gerald Abueva

    There they go again. The entire family of Tupas is in the employ of the government since Noynoy assumed office. In fact, Neil Tupas’s dad, sister and brother got into lucrative government positions since 2010 thanks to Noynoy. Tupas Sr is in PNOC raising funds for 2013 elections. As to why the brother and sister of Tupas, who only graduated with liberal arts degrees, are now working as consultants in Dept of Agriculture is anybody’s guess. And who is Miro Quimbo to talk as if he has no involvement in the Globe Asiatique loan scam of Delfin Lee. But like all things political in this country, weder weder lang yan.

    • Aryong

      I totally agree with you sir.

      Admin wants us to believe that Arroyo’s and Corona’s are the only crooks in this country.  They should not look far as their backyard is already full of crooks.

  • RomyLitz

    Corona should sing a song entitled, “Where did my millions come from?”

  • Baket?

    I am particularly worried for the Quimbos. Miro Quimbo was deeply involved in the Globe Asiatique Scam. There’s no way that the P7 billion loan to GA could have been approved without going through him. Miro Quimbo was the CEO and president of Pag-ibig at that time. This has gotta be the biggest white-collar crime if not the cleanest bank heist in our nation’s history. To think, Miro Quimbo was barely 40 when he did this. So young and yet so corrupt, as the saying goes. The next four years may be a reprieve for the Quimbos while PNoy is still in power. But after that, Miro Quimbo’s enemies will come after him with a vengeance. His children will probably grow up without him around. His wife will probably end up with another man, seeing no hope in a crook for a husband doing life in Bilibid. All that money Miro Quimbo made from the Globe Asiatique scam will just end up with his wife’s new husband.

    I used to doubt God, until I saw how Marcos suffered from Lupus in the early 80s all the way to 1989. God has a way of punishing those who have sinned against the only Catholic nation in Asia. Miro Quimbo will not be spared.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Speculations and assumption does not hold water. In plain words – tsismis. Cite something with substance back up by concrete proof to make your story credible.

      I tell “fairy tales” only when I tuck my daughter to bed to sleep. >: D

      • Baket?

        Substance? DOJ’s recommendation for charges. Yes, the recommendation of DOJ under Leila De Lima. It appears you haven’t been reading the papers since 2012.

        And if you tell fairy tales only when you tuck your daughter to sleep, what do you do when you sleep with your daughter? Living the fairy tale? What a perv you are APONiLOLO.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Read my comment to Benjie over your head to enlighten your myopic thinking.

        And by the way, people who resort to name calling and insults usually are those who can’t defend their argument. Your comment proves I’m right all along, mahilig kang mag paratang at mag kalat ng tsismis. >: D

      • Baket?

        You’re a still a perv. Say whatever you want, your daughter is the living testament to your sexual perversion. Is she ovulating yet? I guess you just love to keep the love and all within the family.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

        mag lolo ka na lang kasi tamad kang magbasa. TANGA MO…

      • ApoNiLolo

        That’s it? That’s all you can scrape inside your hollow head to warrant such words? Let me tell you something, as long as its not proven or the person isn’t convicted, all your accusation will remain as it is… hearsay, speculation and assumptions.

        I’m not maka-gloria, but as long as she’s not convicted of any of her crimes, in the eyes of the law she remains innocent. That’s democracy for you. Laws and pinapa-iral at hindi mob rule. Sino ngayon ang tanga? >: D

  • http://twitter.com/doggoneson Maverick

    Si Quimbo kaya kailan makukulong? At itong si Tupas kailan makakasuhan ng graft for unexplained wealth? KKK kasi e. Weder weder lang yan! Hahahaha

  • TomasDecena

    And how about !ucio Tan?


    the 2 lying pigs is at it again when the 2 are the most guilty people with a string of cases plunder for the tupas family, graft and corruption for the quimbo in his capacity as former head pag-ibig in the biggest scam of the decade globe asiatique! please, look at the mirror first this 2 lapdog of pnoy!!

  • Ommm


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Quimbo, ilabas mo na si Delfin Lee.
    Tupas, yung mansyon mo ipaliwanag mo na din.
    At habang nariyan na rin kayo, maglabasan na ng mga baho para malaman kung sino talaga ang malinis at hindi.

    • Francis81

       Si Quimbo ang umayos kay Dilima para makatakas si Delfin Lee!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

    sa SC alam natin na walang mananakaw, kulang pa nga and pondo pero sa congresso maraming mananakaw at maraming pagkakakitaan. dapat isunod si TUPAK na inbestigahan a bigla siyang nagkaroon ng mansion…pare pareho lang naman tayo mahirap. bakit bigla na nagkaroon ng pera sila. tamaan sana ng kidlat ang taong magnanakaw

  • Francis81

    Bakit hindi man lang inimbistigahan ang biglang pagyaman ni Tupaks?  Bakit hindi kasama si Quimbo sa kaso sa Globe-Asiatique scam?

  • $16638896

    eh ung pamilya nila tupas kurakot sa iloilo dba? si quimbo naman eh president ng pag ibig nung time ng globe asiatiq? kailan kaya maiibestigahan itong dalawang kupal nato?

  • Mali_Galig

    ganito yan, magkakulay ang mga yan at may drama kuno na parang pelikula. pag nilagyan mo nang tax mga ninakaw mo, therefore legal ang magnakaw. and if you pay the penalty. it’s only a small fee to pay for your freedom from prison if that is the case. smoking mirror on the works. wake up pilipinas!

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