Malou Tiquia, the brains behind Publicus Asia and popular PR strategist for prominent Philippine politicians has shared her two cents worth on the disqualification case versus Bongbong Marcos aka BBM.
Ms. Tiquia opened the brief FB post by clarifying that she is sharing her opinion bringing in neutral perspective and only facts.
Wala po tayong kinakampihan o pinapanigan. Facts lang ang ating titingnan, di kulay o salsal. Maging mapanuri tayo.
Ms. Tiquia immediately went to work and educate the misinformed by pointing the difference between two terms many netizens failed to distinguish.
Iba po ang “failure to pay income taxes” sa “failure to file income tax returns (ITR).” Ang failure to file ITR ay walang prison time at hindi kaso ng khaki at ng moral turpitude. Hindi po yan tax evasion.
Ms. Tiquia cited the SC decision stating that failure to file an income tax return is not a crime involving moral turpitude.
Nadesisyonan na sa Republic v. Marcos II, ang Supreme Court and nagsabi: “even assuming Marcos is convicted for failure to file an income tax return, it is not a crime involving moral turpitude.” Kalakip dito ang parte ng desisyon.
Ms. Tiquia was prompted to comment on the issue in the wake of petitioned filed before the COMELEC asking to cancel BBM’s candidacy.
Kahapon ho, may nagfile na ng petisyon sa COMELEC para ikansela ang COC ng kandidato ng BBM.
Ms. Tiquia’s FB post has generated almost 4,000 reactions, 812 comments and 1,300 shares in less than 24 hours and counting.
Here are some of the comments of netizens in reaction to the DQ case versus BBM.
This netizen said that the enemies of the Marcoses are in panic mode and reeks of desperation how to stop BBM’s rise in the surveys.
Hindi na nila kssi malaman kung paano pipigilan ang pag taas sa rating ni BBM. kaya lahat ng KLASENG taktika na masama gagawin nila.ayan na nauna na yung matandang nasa gobyerno dati si carpio. Nawa kasi angas ng 1sampayan napigtas agad kaya hanap sila ng ibang issue. Uy matanda paano yung kay delimae pwede ring syan huwag patakbuhin uli .kasi yun nakakulong pa..lalo nyo lang pinapakita sa taong bayan na gusto nyong kayo ang maghari uli elitista /oligarchs /MEDIA/pulahan./dilaw pinkahan.
Another netizen commented that the goal of the case is to cast a cloud of doubt on BBM’s candidacy and nothing more.
the main reason of filing a disqualification case is to shed a cloud of doubt in bbm candidacy gagawin nila isyu yan uulit ulitan na parang mga tanga ganyan strategy ng mga dilawan at komunista.
Pag daw po ang puno hitik sa bunga,pinupukol! It means,matunog talaga pangalan ni BBM! Lalo tuloy sumikat! Same what they did to Duterte,kung ano2ng ibinato! In d end! Sya pa ang nanalo, chimed in another.
dirty tricks ng mga dilawan … like what they did against prrd….commented another netizen.
Source: Malou Tiquia