Immigration bureau places Ligots on hold-departure list
MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration has placed former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife Erlinda under its hold departure list upon the order of the Court of Tax Appeals.
In a two-page order, Immigration Associate Commissioner Abdulla Mangotara cited a November 4 resolution of the CTA’s second division that issued hold-departure order (HDO) against the Ligots.
Mangotara ordered the BI’s airport operations and immigration regulations divisions to enforce the order. The agency’s computer section was also ordered to update its hold departure list.
The CTA ordered the arrest of the couple on October 31 for their alleged failure to file their income tax returns in 2003 and to report on other income they made during that year.
Based on the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s investigation, the Ligots did not declare a total of P164.3 million that they gained in 2003, which has made them liable for P153.2 million in taxes, excluding interest and penalty.
They couple posted bail on November 2.
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