Ligots are missing

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 28 2011 03:32 PM | Updated as of Oct 30 2011 12:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife, Erlinda, are missing.

Atty. Michael Aleta, Executive Clerk of Court 2 of the Second Division of  the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), clarified to ABS-CBN News that the court issued the warrants of arrest for the Ligots last September 29, 2011.

This is for one case of violation of section 254 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 or the attempt to defeat or evade tax regarding taxable year 2003.

The same warrant imposed a bail of P20,000 each or P40,000 for the couple.

However, based on a Return of Warrant of Arrest received by the CTA last October 21, 2011,  the Southern Metro Manila Criminal Investigation and Detection team in Fort Bonifacio could not implement the warrant of arrest issued by the court.

The Return said that the accused is not a resident of the address stated, which is a condominium unit at the Essensa East Forbes, Taguig City.

Aleta said they also have no record of the Ligots’ lawyers, and have not received any pleading from the couple. They have no information on the couple.

Aleta said the Ligots remain “at-large” and have not posted bail with the second division.