KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: PNoy must go after other tax evaders PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 November 2011 14:45

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The Father and I are one…” (the Lord Jesus Christ, in John 10:30, the Holy Bible).
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PNOY MUST GO AFTER OTHER TAX EVADERS: Filipinos certainly welcome the issuance of warrants of arrest by the Court of Tax Appeals during the last few days against rich and influential persons who fraudulently avoid paying taxes, and many are starting to believe that the government, under President Aquino, is really dead serious in battling corruption.

Many are hoping however that the other big businessmen who are publicly known to be notorious in smuggling activities, those who refuse to pay billions of pesos in taxes yearly, and those who corrupt the high and the mighty in government with oodles of money, would be included in the President Aquino’s anti-graft drive in the days to come.
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P1 M REASONS TO KILL RAMGEN? Former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr.’s grief must now be very tremendous for the brutal death of his son, Ramgen, but a bigger grief is sure to haunt him because his other children, siblings of the full-blood of the victim, are now being charged by the police for his murder in his Paranaque City home.
And while I commend the Paranaque City Philippine National Police for arresting Ramgen’s 18-year old brother, Ramon Joseph, and charging him for Ramgen’s death, the motive being bandied about for the killing—a supposed disagreement about the P1 million monthly allowance from the elder Revilla for Ramgen and his brothers and sisters—seems to me a shallow one.

I mean, P1 million a month for the support of nine brothers and sisters would amount to only about P110,000.00 per person. Certainly, this is no reason to kill one’s brother, and attempt the murder of his girlfriend. I repeat here what I said several columns ago: the police seem to be hiding—or refusing to disclose—something here, and I believe it is something real.
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RAMGEN KILLING: SOMETHING MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: This is the reason why I agree with the grilling of the Paranaque City police chief carried out by a broadcaster of radio station DZMM of ABS-CBN in the morning of November 2, 2011, ostensibly because the broadcaster also felt that there is something more than meets the eye, as it were, in the Revilla case.

What this “something else” is beyond all of us at the moment, but, I can only agree with the radio host if he felt “shortchanged” with the ease with which the authorities charged Ramgen’s siblings for his killing, especially so, as the broadcaster said, there is no other evidence against the siblings except the malleable testimonies of witnesses who were not even at the crime scene.
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DEADLY SIBLING RIVALRIES: The Bible provides us with another case of a deadly sibling rivalry in the story of Cain and Abel. That story tells us that jealousy and greed can be powerful motivations for a brother to kill a brother.

It would seem that man, from the time of Cain and Abel, has not really changed. Man will kill, even his own brothers and sisters, even for the flimsiest of reasons. Oh, really, what a tangled web we weav
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VOTE FOR PUERTO PRINCESA NOW! For those who wish to see the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan to be named as one of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” by November 10, 2011, there is still time to cast your vote. Vote now, for the sake of our country’s tourism industry!

Voting can be done by texting “PPUR” to 2861 from your cellphone. Or by going online at www.n7w.com  or www.new7woners.com, and casting your vote for Puerto Princesa or PPSRNP.

Or, you can call these international telephone numbers: +1 869 760 5990 +1 649 339 8080 +44 758 900 1290, and, at the end of the message, after the tone, insert the 4 digit code for Puerto Princesa. Again, let us vote now!
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SILENCE BY BI’S REY DAVID: I wonder why Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Rey David is maintaining his silence over accusations that immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are preventing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from leaving for their jobs abroad if they do not first pay hefty sums to the officers. Under Philippine laws, silence is an admission of guilt, Rey.
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REMINDERS FOR MANNY PACQUIAO: So, Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, the congressman from Sarangani Province in Mindanao, says in Las Vegas, USA, he is ready to beat Juan Manuel Marquez all over again. Ok, but please, someone should remind him that winning and being beaten, even in boxing, are still in God’s hands.

James 4:13-15 of the Bible say: “Now listen, you who say, `Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city… and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, `If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that’...”
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SIGNS JUST KEEP COMING NOW: Earthquakes. Famines. Wars and insurrections. Roaring seas and rushing waves. Great signs from heaven, like the asteroid YU55, the biggest “near earth object” hurtling in the skies, between the earth and the moon, and which maybe visible on November 9, 2011.

People claiming they are the Messiah. Brothers betraying brothers to death. Believers being persecuted and killed almost everywhere. They seem to be happening all at the same time. Mere coincidences? No. They are the signs which keep coming, saying that the end of the world is near, according to Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. Read Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13 of the Holy Bible.   
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WILL PNOY ACCEPT LPG CHALLENGE? Former film producer Natalie Palanca has a claim that must be verified: vehicles running on LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas, are health hazards and can actually kill drivers and passengers alike. If this is true, the use of LPG as substitute for gasoline must be stopped. If not, it must at least be clarified. I wonder if President Aquino will agree to have Palanca’s claim verified.