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Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tax collected from Mighty up by P4 billion monthly since JTI takeover

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Excise tax payments on Mighty brands surge by 262% to P20.22 billion from September to December 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, when Mighty was still controlled by its previous owners

RAID. Customs officials inspect cigarette cartons inside a container van belonging to Mighty Corporation in Tacloban City on March 8, 2017. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Philippine finance chief hails BIR's 'extraordinary' 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:55 PM

In 2017, the Bureau of Internal Revenue booked the country's biggest-ever tax settlement case: Mighty Corporation's about P30 billion liabilities

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III lauds the Bureau of Internal Revenue for its efficient campaign against big-time tax dodgers. File photo from Rappler

Day of National Protest, Duterte, Kim | Midday wRap

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:18 PM

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JTI-Mighty Corp buyout, Rockwell-Mitsui venture get PCC nod

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says neither of the deals would hurt consumers

Japan Tobacco buying Mighty Corp for $1 billion

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Japan Tobacco says it will pay 46 8 billion pesos 936 million for Mighty which has a 23 share of the Philippine market

Duterte accepts Mighty Corp's P25-B tax settlement offer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the money will fund rebuilding efforts in war torn Marawi and also in Ormoc City which was struck by a strong earthquake

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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Mighty Corp offers to settle BIR tax cases for P25 billion

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The embattled tobacco firm offers to pay the government P25 billion to cover tax deficiencies with the funds to come from the planned sale of its assets to JTI

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Duterte prefers 'compromise' with tax evaders over filing cases

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is still convincing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BIR chief Cesar Dulay to let tax evaders settle with the government instead of filing cases against them

UNCONVINCED FINANCE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte is yet to convince Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to allow tax evaders to reach a 'compromise' with the government instead of filing cases against them. File photo by Toto Lozano/ Presidential Photo

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion case vs Mighty Corp

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED The amount Mighty Corporation allegedly owes the government is thrice the P3 billion President Rodrigo Duterte had offered the cigarette company to pay as settlement

ANOTHER RAID. Customs officials inspect cigarette cartons inside a container van belonging to Mighty Corporation in Tacloban City on March 8, 2017. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Customs files case vs judge over TRO on Mighty raids

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Judge Tita Alisuag of the Manila RTC is set to hear on March 14 the petition for preliminary injunction filed by tobacco firm Mighty Corporation The Bureau of Customs will seek her inhibition

RAIDS STOPPED. Mighty Corporation, headed by Alex Wongchuking (right), secures a temporary restraining order from a Manila court against inspections and raids conducted by the Bureau of Customs. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Benham Rise, Lorenzana, Mighty Corp | Evening wRap

Mar 10, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Mighty Corp owners not yet off the hook – Panelo

Mar 10, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says Duterte is aware of the requirements the Wongchukings case must fulfill before they can be eligible for a compromise with the government

MIGHTY. Mighty Corporation president Alex Wongchuking arrives with former NBI deputy director Reynaldo Esmeralda at the NBI headquarters on March 7, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to Wongchukings: Pay double, I'll forget about it

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:39 PM

The President says the P1 5 billion offer of Mighty Corporation owners is unacceptable : There was deceit So he needs to give double He should offer P3 billion

'I'LL FORGET IT.' President Duterte is open to 'forgetting' about the falsification of tax stamps by Mighty Corp if they pay the government P3 billion. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo.

Mighty Corporation, DFA, U.S. & NoKor | Midday wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 1:29 PM

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Yasay, Lopez, DDS | Evening wRap

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:31 PM

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Aguirre: Mighty Corp owner can't be arrested without charges

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says it is up to the DOF the BIR and the BOC to file the necessary complaint against Alex Wongchuking

ANOTHER RAID. Customs officials inspect cigarette cartons inside a container van belonging to Mighty Corporation in Tacloban City on March 8, 2017. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Mighty Corp blames 'malfunctioning' BIR devices for 'fake' stamps

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:21 PM

The Department of Finance says revenue agencies are gathering evidence to support an air tight case against the country s oldest cigarette company

Mighty Corp denies bribe try on Duterte

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The cigarette company says it has no connection to that bribe incident that occurred several years back

'CASH GIFT.' President Rodrigo Duterte answers questions of media about the supposed bribery attempt after a Palace event on March 7, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Mighty Corporation, Yasay, Abad | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:01 PM

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Duterte orders arrest of Mighty Corp owner

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:11 PM

5th UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte accuses Mighty Corporation of economic sabotage and of attempting to give him a boxful of money when he was mayor

FIGHT VS CORRUPTION. President Rodrigo Duterte is in deep thought during the 13th Cabinet meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañang Palace on March 6, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Pho

Dominguez to BIR, BOC: Sue smugglers

Mar 05, 2017 - 11:55 PM

If the evidence warrants I urge the BIR and BOC to file the appropriate charges in court as soon as possible says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

TAX STAMPS. This picture shows cigarettes on display at a stall in Manila on April 12, 2013. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

PMFTC to gov't: Plug leaks in sin tax collections

Oct 25, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation says the Philippine government must ensure that everyone pays the right excise taxes citing the alleged ‘fraudulent’ case of Mighty Corporation

Mighty Corp tax payments under BIR scrutiny

Jun 01, 2014 - 5:58 PM

A customs investigation shows the cigarette company s import and export activities do not match

WAREHOUSE SHUTDOWN. Filipino-owned Mighty Corp is being investigated over unusually cheap cigarettes