MANILA — Mighty Corporation owner Alexander Wongchuking submitted Thursday his counter affidavit to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
This was a response to the second tax evasion complaint against his company in relation to the alleged tax liabilities amounting to almost P27-billion.
The complaint was filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) after the discovery of fake tax stamps on Mighty Cigarettes inside the company’s warehouse in San Ildefonso, Bulacan last March.
But a lawyer for the company says, the search was illegal.
“There was no legal justification for it. The evidence that was obtained was questionable,” Mighty Corporation lawyer Atty. Abraham Espejo said.
He added that they are ready to face the complaints and prove they are innocent of the charges.
They also doubt the motive behind the filing of the cases.
“It’s hard to speak but this could be due to business rivalry,” Espejo said.
The BIR refused to say anything about the matter.
Mighty Corporation is facing three tax complaints arising from separate raids of its warehouses in San Simon, Pampanga, San Ildefonso, Bulacan and General Santos City. – Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News and Rescue