Cebu city Mayor Tommy Osmeña slammed BDO for not paying its proper tax allocation to the Cebu city government in a Facebook post written from his account. According to the mayor, the BDO branch has only paid 35 pesos of business taxes for 2015.
Because of the overdue tax, Osmena was prompted to take action and filed a tax complaint against BDO. But it was dismissed by the Department of Justice.
Osmena continues to condemn BDO on social media. He wrote in a comment to the thread:
“BDO just opened their 1000th branch. Multiply this foolishness by 1000 and you’ll see what kind of people I’m fighting against. I expect a long and hard fight. But I will win. I have to win”
Netizens shared their differing opinions regarding Osmena’s post.
According to an updated news report on Rappler, Osmena was raging after the dismissal of the tax-evasion case and suspects that DOJ was paid by BDO to get their way. He threatens to file a disbarment case against Justice Secretary Aguirre for allegedly intervening in the tax complaint against BDO Unibank.
“This country is better off if he is disbarred, because he’s very forgiving to the rich, you’re a drug lord or you’re very rich, you’re forgiven, if you’re influential, okay you’re forgiven,”
Tommy Osmeña said in an Interview with Cebu Daily News on Tuesday, March 20.
Watch the whole report in this video from our friends at Rappler.
What do you think of Tommy Osmena’s move to file a graft case against Justice Secretary Aguirre? What do you think about the taxes that banks and other businesses have to pay to the city and national government? Share your thoughts, ideas, and opinions with us and other netizens in the comments section below!