Bail for Claire dela Fuente set at P20k


Posted at Mar 22 2010 02:37 PM | Updated as of Mar 22 2010 10:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has issued an arrest warrant against singer-businesswoman Claire dela Fuente for tax evasion case.

Bureau of Internal Revenue deputy commissioner Greg Mabantac said that dela Fuente, known as the country's "Juke Box Queen," could still post a bail amounting to P20,000 since she's not considered a flight risk.

The arrest warrant against dela Fuente was released last March 10 by CTA justices Caesar Casanova, Cielito Mindaro and Juanito Castaneda Jr.

Mabantac said that Claire or Clarita de Guzman in real life, is wanted for failing to pay P417 million in back taxes of her bus company Philippine Corinthian Liner Corporation from 1999 to 2004.