BIR seeks probe of Quezon shooting victim over gold trading



BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is keen on looking into the income taxes paid by the group of one of the 13 people killed in the shooting incident in Atimonan, Quezon.

Victor Siman was allegedly involved in the selling of gold.

BIR chief Kim Henares, in a press conference on Thursday, said they took interest after Ronnie Habitan, Siman’s alleged partner in small scale mining operation admitted that they were engaged in the business.

However, Henares said they could not investigate the alleged earnings of those killed in the shooting incident that reportedly came from “jueteng” or the illegal numbers game.

“Ayaw naman namin makigulo sa ongoing investigation,” Henares told reporters, adding that such information is still hearsay.

The BIR filed several cases of tax evasion with the DoJ against gold traders for failure to declare their correct income.

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  • batangpaslit

    magandang alibi ang gold trading to justify the tons of money the Jueteng Lord is hoarding

  • mekeni62

    isa na namang epal. tapusin muna ang jueteng issue puwede ba.

    • sanjuan683

       Mukhang pera itong BIR, hindi pa nga nalulutas ang kaso pera kaagad ang iniisip. Tumigil ka nga muna mukhang pera tuloy mukha mo Kim.

      • magiting78

        Yun ang trabaho nila…kumita ng pera para may mahuthot mga mandarambong nating mga senadors at tongressman…lolz

      • justjarred

         hindi ba trabaho nilang habulin ang tax? tax is pera di ba?

  • blunderact

    tama ka

  • Cannabis

    Kailangan pa bang magbarilan para lang madiscover ito? Ibig sabihin di nyo ginagawa ang trabaho nyo.

  • Fred

    Kim, isama na rin ninyo ang mga professionals na hindi nag-iisue ng resibo tulad ng mga abogado at duktor

  • Jhune

    Sa face to face kana lang maki sawsawan Kim mayroon ka sigurong ipapakita, dahil ni wala pa akung nakitang nakulong dahil sa tax evasion.

  • Mamerto

    The issue here is not “illegal gold trading”.
    The issue here is “Murder”…, or to be exact “Multiple Murder”.
    This “illegal gold trading” issue is “clouding” the crime investigation of “MURDER”.

    Criminal Liability of any of the victims were extinguished upon their death (I think).
    Any Tax evasion Case has no bearing here, where “MURDER” is concerned.

    • Julius

      very often, you solve murder cases when you follow the money trail. so tama lang ang BIR involvement as far as the trade is concerned.  i won’t be surprised that it was not jueteng but gold, instead.  maybe… MAYBE… that’s why Lontok was there, to observe adherence of the gold mining business with the environmental laws.  eto, speculation din… baka me involvement fake yamashita gold gang dito.

  • crab2008

    this bir chief is a real clown!! why not investigate stockbrokers like B.A securities for tax evasion? 

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