Who dethroned Kris as PH's top taxpayer?

by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Oct 14 2013 04:26 PM | Updated as of Oct 15 2013 05:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - The Philippines' top individual taxpayer for 2012 is not a popular celebrity or a prominent business personality.

Topping the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) list of top taxpayers of 2012 is Vivian Que-Azcona, owner of the country’s biggest drugstore chain Mercury Drug.

Que-Azcona, who is the 19th richest in the country according to Forbes magazine, paid P131.4 million in income taxes in 2012. Forbes estimates her net worth at $840 million.

She unseated Kris Aquino, who topped the BIR's list of top taxpayers in 2011. Aquino, the youngest sister of President Aquino and a popular television personality, ranked sixth (P44.9 million) in the BIR's 2012 list of top taxpayers.

Controversial TV host Willie Revillame paid the second highest individual income taxes in the country in 2012, with P63.9 million.

Third on the list was top corporate lawyer and San Miguel Corp. director Estelito P. Mendoza (P53.59 million) and fourth was Insular Life Chairman Vicente Rafael M. Ayllon (P52.3 million).

A certain Gerardo Sebastian Baes (P47.9 million) was the fifth largest taxpayer. Ranked seventh was a certain Ronaldo R. Soliman, who paid P43.3 million.

Celebrities John Lloyd Cruz (P42.79 million) and Sharon Cuneta-Pangilian (P42.02 million) ranked 8th and 9th respectively.

On 10th place was businessman Fernando Zobel de Ayala with (P40.8 million). His older brother Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala ranked 11th with P40.77 million in taxes.

Other prominent businessmen were also in the top 100 of the taxpayers' list. Megaworld founder Andrew Tan ranked 12th, after paying P39.6 million in taxes in 2012.

Oscar Lopez, chairman emeritus of the Lopez Group, ranked 17th, paying P33.47 million in income taxes. Eugenio Lopez III, chairman of ABS-CBN, ranked 43rd paying P20.75 million.

RCBC president Lorenzo Tan ranked 18th (P33.16 million), while Ayala Land president Antonino Aquino ranked 19th (P32.9 million) and BPI chief Aurelio Montinola ranked 20th (P30 million).

PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan ranked 30th, paying P24.67 million in taxes.

San Miguel Corp. president and COO Ramon S. Ang ranked 160th with P10.9 million.

ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio paid P10.07 million in income taxes in 2012.

Top tycoons on the list?

However, the country's richest tycoons weren't in the top spots of the BIR's list. Henry Sy Sr., Philippines’ richest man according to Forbes, paid P16.4 million in income taxes to land at 74th on BIR’s list.

Tobacco king Lucio Tan, the country's second richest man, paid P12 million in income taxes, landing him on 138th place. 

Celebrities

Numerous celebrities were in the BIR's list. Among them were Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (32nd, P24.08 million); Piolo Pascual (34th, P23.83 million); Anne Curtis (50th, P19.16 million); Sarah Geronimo (59, P18.31 million); and Robin Padilla (60th, P18.26 million).

Actor Derek Ramsay ranked 68th with P16.7 million, while Vic Sotto ranked 89th with P14.6 million.
 

RANK TIN TAXPAYER NAME REGULAR INCOME TAXES PAID 
1 134757767-000 AZCONA VIVIAN QUE         131,434,036.34
2 118285820-000 REVILLAME WILFREDO BUENDIA            63,901,751.38
3 106190582-000 MENDOZA ESTELITO P            56,594,822.00
4 123034938-000 AYLLON VICENTE RAFAEL MUNOZ           52,307,151.79
5 902938421-000 BAES GERARDO SEBASTIAN            47,900,143.00
6 101717443-000 AQUINO KRISTINA BERNADETTE COJUANGCO           44,933,335.05
7 103930126-000 SOLIMAN RONALDO ROMERO            43,304,744.29
8 904905084-000 CRUZ JOHN LLOYD ESPIDOL           42,791,354.17
9 206489540-000 PANGILINAN SHARON CUNETA            42,025,524.05
10 104104067-000 ZOBEL DE AYALA FERNANDO MIRANDA            40,846,038.15
11 104145637-000 ZOBEL DE AYALA JAIME AUGUSTO II MIRANDA           40,777,882.37
12 125960003-000 TAN ANDREW LIM            39,605,000.00
13 205575633-000 NELSON CHRISTOPHER T            39,209,327.39
14 247544114-000 TRAN TUAN PHUOC            38,407,634.34
15 102210047-000 ANGELES VICTOR MANGUERA            38,309,545.38
16 106905603-000 ORTIZ JUSTO ABOITIZ            33,675,230.78
17 102829530-000 LOPEZ OSCAR MORENO            33,473,846.21
18 900036442-000 TAN LORENZO VILLANUEVA            33,161,541.53
19 108727097-000 AQUINO ANTONINO T            32,939,539.88
20 135558086-000 MONTINOLA III AURELIO REYES           30,053,432.31
21 104113818-000 LHUILLIER PHILIPPE JONES            29,565,000.00
22 106906639-000 VALDEPENAS VICTOR BUNUAN            28,095,895.62
23 146555136-000 CASAS CARMELOP TOPACIO            27,558,792.55
24 243675682-000 NGUYEN VINCENT THONG            26,681,133.20
25 102829522-000 LOPEZ FEDERICO RUFINO            26,678,793.31
26 232707824-000 BAJA LAURO III CASTRO           26,273,234.56
27 107169884-000 ABLAZA GERARDO JR CINCO           26,111,072.69
28 104006074-000 LAO VICENTE TAN            25,076,234.69
29 253047380-000 CABALUNA PATRICIA B            25,027,614.94
30 914481801-000 PANGILINAN MANUEL VELEZ            24,671,703.10
31 103715862-000 ABOITIZ ERRAMON ISIDRO MENDIETA           24,310,365.49
32 200783355-000 AGONCILLO JUDY ANNE SANTOS           24,086,982.57
33 126715389-000 LHUILLIER JEAN HENRI DIAGO           23,831,656.00
34 153950198-000 PASCUAL PIOLO JOSE NONATO           23,356,976.00
35 294346776-000 CORDOVA RODRIGO CAL            22,458,999.28
36 915676235-000 PACQUIAO EMMANUEL DAPIDRAN            22,381,304.91
37 279718146-000 SCHULTZ WILLIAM             22,183,137.00
38 126818103-000 UNGSON RAFAEL EDMUN ANDRADE           21,921,278.58
39 106968932-000 CRUZ ENRICO SALONGA            21,861,413.60
40 289723471-000 JANSEN ANTHONIE             21,503,909.93
41 106174605-000 GOZON FELIPE LAPUS            20,905,147.92
42 910435875-000 PUNO FRANCIS GILES BLANCO           20,817,833.18
43 102871235-000 LOPEZ III EUGENIO LAO           20,758,950.80
44 222762676-000 RANOLLO PHYLBERT ANGELIE ESCALANTE           20,746,366.45
45 147752164-000 MACALE MICHAEL ANGELO BADURIA           20,617,256.00
46 233145368-000 GAULT JOSEPH MITCHELL            20,364,846.24
47 108975971-000 CO LUCIO LAO            19,763,899.00
48 116222836-000 CU ERNEST LAWRENCE LIM           19,549,777.00
49 110863960-000 BATE CONRADO FABELLA            19,318,551.57
50 222881683-000 CURTIS-SMITH ANNE OJALES            19,166,758.64

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