BIR files tax raps against 20 firms, 4 businessmen

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 13 2018 04:42 PM


MANILA- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed with the Department of Justice Thursday tax evasion cases against 20 companies and 4 individuals based in Quezon City, Cavite, and Batangas for over P654 million in total tax liabilities.

The BIR accused Wilhelmina Lopez, Rogelio Puhawan, Rodolfo Reyes and Julie Grace Magahis, who run their respective lending, trading, manufacturing, and retail businesses, of failing to pay their taxes.

Lopez allegedly owes the BIR P5.6 million in taxes for 2010, Puhawan P16.6 million for 2009, Reyes P14 million for 2011, and Magahis P16.5 million in 2012.


The BIR also accused the following companies of not paying their taxes:


Emilus Supermarket Systems Inc

Nature of business: Trading and merchandising of goods

Alleged liability: P254.07 million for 2008


Sunny Breeze Palm Corporation

Nature of business: Trading

Alleged liability: P21.66 million for 2013


Bebida Y Cerveza Inc

Nature of business: Trading, exportation, importation of goods

Alleged liability: P66.30 million for 2012


 Mister Coco Gasoline Station

Nature of business: Retail of gasoline

Alleged liability: P41.48 million for 2010


Contract Services Inc

Nature of business: Janitorial and messengerial services

Alleged liability: P10.81 million for 2010


Energitech Industrial Corporation

Nature of business: Trading, exportation, importation of goods

Alleged liability: P43.27 million for 2013


G.N. Chan Enterprises Inc

Nature of business: Manufacturing of leather belts

Alleged liability: P4.28 million for 2011


Hymeg Marketing Services Inc 

Nature of business: Marketing services

Alleged liability: P2.25 million for 2012


Lawrian Press Corporation

Nature of business: Printing

Alleged liability: P17.28 million for 2010


 Megachem Philippines Inc

Nature of business: Wholesale, trade and importation of chemicals

Alleged liability: P4.91 million for 2010


Touring Group Inc

Nature of business: Rendering recreational activities

Alleged liability: P4.68 million for 2010


Treavors Enterprises Co

Nature of business: Retail of gasoline

Alleged liability: P8.62 million for 2009


Triple Dee Star Construction & Development Corp

Nature of business: Subcontractor

Alleged liability: P41.07 million for 2010


Veredium Energy Ventures Inc

Nature of business: Trading of goods

Alleged liability: P8.03 million for 2009


 Bankside Restaurant Group Inc

Nature of business: Restaurant

Alleged liability: P27.74 million for 2009


Cimtronix Philippines Inc

Nature of business: Trading of goods

Alleged liability: P4.38 million for 2012


Fartec Industrial Technology Corporation

Nature of business: Trading of goods

Alleged liability: P4.01 million for 2011


Human Resources Assistance Network Inc

Nature of business: Manpower services

Alleged liability: P12.46 million for 2009


 Marizza Manufacturing Company

Nature of business: Manufacturing of sandals

Alleged liability: P9.04 million for 2010


Another company, Robros, Inc, is charged with failure to pay a total of P29.05 million in taxes from November 2013 to December 2018 despite filing electronic returns.

Charged along with the corporations were their responsible officers.

If found guilty of violating the National Internal Revenue Code, the sole proprietors and the companies’ officers could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined at least P10,000.

The companies could also be ordered to pay fines ranging from P50,000 to P100,000, aside from paying their tax dues.