Magbayad na kayo! Here are the politikos tagged by the Makati City Hall as delinquent taxpayers
Several politikos are in danger of losing their properties in Makati City unless they pay their tax obligations–which range from six-figure sums to as much as P91 million– to the local government.
Interaksyon.com columnist Victor San Agustin’s scrutiny of the paid notice recently put out by the Makati LGU showed that former Senate President Edgardo Angara has failrd to pay a P185,000 tax bill for a Pasay Road property since 2013.
Another prominent politiko on the list is Pangasinan Rep. Rachel Arenas, who has tax arrears amounting to P178,000 due to improvements she madr in a residential condo in an unspecified “Greenbelt Commercial Center” building.
Also on the list is former Cavite congressman Juanito Remulla, who owed the Makati government P660,000 for improvements he made to a property within the posh Bel-Air Village since 1997.
The politiko with the highest tax liability is Antonio Tengco, a presidential appointee to the John Hay Management Corp, with the Makati government chasing him for the P91 million he has failed to pay for a Rada St. property since 1997.
President Benigno Aquino III’s biggest campaign donor Fulgencio Factoran Jr., is bein asked to pay P277,000 in taxes for a condominium unit, also along Rada St.
Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s erstwhile press secretary, Ignacio Bunye, also owes the local government of Makati P3.5 million in unpaid real estate taxes over an unspecified commercial land along EDSA.
Lastly, the widow of Ambassador Benjamin Romualdez and mother of senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Romualdez, Juliette,has also been asked to pay a P1.1-million liability for the renovation done in their Palm Avenue home in 2013.
The Makati City Hall has warned that the the tax delinquent properties wil be auctioned off unless their owners settle their obligations, though they would have one year to redeem them from the sale if they pay up.