Rappler's latest stories on tax evasion cases
(3rd UPDATE) Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to 4 tax-related charges in her arraignment at the Court of Tax Appeals
Ressa’s arraignment is scheduled on April 3
The Court of Tax Appeals says the motion to quash filed by Rappler Holdings and Ressa is moot as the Department of Justice already denied their appeal
The justice department insists it has probable cause to charge the company and Ressa
Ano ang ibig sabihin ng 'dealer in securities' at bakit hindi kabilang dito ang Rappler?
The Department of Justice complaint is based on mere conclusions without evidence, according to a motion filed by Rappler Holdings Corporation and Maria Ressa before the Court of Tax Appeals
The Rappler CEO and Executive Editor pays P204,000 at the tax court over 4 counts of tax cases
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the case against Rappler 'has absolutely nothing to do with the freedom of expression'
(3rd UPDATE) 'What the court did today was to avoid a situation where there is hasty, malicious, and oppressive prosecution of innocent people,' says Rappler lawyer Francis Lim
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says, 'Canada remains deeply concerned for the security and safety' of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in the Philippines
David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, calls the charges 'a serious threat against independent and investigative journalism in the Philippines, and will have implications beyond its borders'
Maria Ressa is scheduled to be arraigned before the Pasig Regional Trial Court on Friday, December 7
The appeal is junked because the Office of the Solicitor General committed procedural lapses
Key opposition figures say the Duterte government continues to harass news organizations whose reporting it dislikes
Rappler CEO posts bail on Monday in one of the 5 cases filed by the government, which insists investments received by Rappler are income that should be taxed
Dated November 28, 2018, the warrant is signed by Judge Danilo Buemio and transmitted to the station commander of the Pasig City Police Station
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says 'arresting Maria will send a clear signal that the country’s democracy is fast receding under a feckless administration that cannot abide criticism and free expression'
'Democracy cannot live without the freedom of the press. The brave work of independent media is necessary to protect the truth and defend democratic discourse,' says National Democratic Institute Chairman Madeleine Albright
'The resolution will have a chilling effect on those who have raised and will raise capital through the issuance of PDRs and is a blow to the development of our already laggard capital markets,' says Rappler legal counsel Francis Lim
(4th UPDATE) The tax evasion case stems from an earlier finding that Rappler's Philippine Depositary Receipts amounted to foreign ownership, a supposed defect which the Court of Appeals said was already cured
(UPDATED) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the Bureau of Internal Revenue's tax evasion complaint against Rappler
(UPDATED) The subpoena directs Rappler president Maria Ressa and treasurer James Bitanga to submit their counter-affidavit as the BIR accuses them of tax evasion – a claim they contest
Ayon sa securities law expert at abogado ng Rappler na si Francis Lim, hindi kumita ang Rappler nang nag-issue ito ng PDRs dahil hindi naman income ang PDRs kung kaya't di taxable
Rappler's lawyer, Francis Lim, a securities law expert, says the company is not a dealer in securities and argues that capital raised from issued Philippine Depositary Receipts are not yet booked as income
(UPDATED) The complaint comes only 3 days after Bureau of Internal Revenue agents went to the Rappler office to serve a letter that was scant with details
(UPDATED) The Prieto-owned Golden Donuts, the exclusive Philippine franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts, denies it evaded tax payment and says it had settled the matter with the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 2012
UPDATED The lawyer of Jeane Napoles says they will exhaust all means to dismiss the P17M tax case against her
Between 2004 and 2012 alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles and her husband acquired properties and businesses that their declared income could not have afforded
The Court of Appeals has found singer and businesswoman Claire dela Fuente guilty of indirect contempt for forum shopping in relation to her 2005 tax evasion case
The BIR says the husband of former singer actress Donna Cruz failed to pay P21 14 million in taxes
The BIR stood firm that no settlement will be offered to Coronas or other Filipinos facing tax cases