Judy Ann Santos hopes for resolution of BIR case

Judy Ann Santos hopes for resolution of BIR case

“Hindi ko binibilang. I don’t want to count my eggs,” Judy Ann Santos said in jest when asked how many products she has been endorsing.

Another endorsement has been added to the numerous products that Judy Ann Santos is promoting. The actress is now the product endorser of Lactacyd feminine wash.

However, before the press could ask a question about these endorsements, Judy Ann jokingly said, “O, BIR [Bureau of Internal Revenue].”

It could be remembered that Judy Ann, popularly called Juday, was charged with tax evation by the BIR for underdeclaration of her income in 2002. The said three-year-old case is now at the Court of Tax Appeals, which made it harder for Judy Ann to settle.

During the press conference of her newest endorsement at the 9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN compound yesterday, March 26, Juday told the media that she has no idea when the case would be resolved.

Juday related, “Ongoing pa rin yung case. I’m just hoping na sana matapos na. Kung ano man yung maging desisyon, sana suportahan ako ng mga tao.”

She also said that with this problem she only seeks help through prayers and can only prepare herself to face any worst scenario.

“Alam mo, honestly, dinadaan ko na lang sa dasal lahat. Hinahanda ko na lang ang sarili ko kung ano ang puwedeng maging desisyon, makulong o hindi makulong. Kung anuman yung puwedeng mangyaring pinaka-worst, yun na yung iniisip ko. Nandoon na ako sa ganung estado kasi ano na, e, hopeless na ako na maayos pa ‘to, e,” said Juday.

Despite this case, Juday continues to pay her taxes quarterly.

The 29-year-old actress explained, “You know, I still do my obligation. I pay my taxes every quarter. Every time I have an endorsement, I pay my taxes. Kumbaga, it doesn’t mean na kapag may kaso ka, tatalikuran mo yung mga obligations mo, di ba, bilang mamayang Pilipino.

“So, nandun pa rin ang obligasyon ko sa sarili ko at sa BIR. Kumbaga, iba naman yung kaso at iba naman yung kung anuman ang dapat kong gawin sa ngayon.”

DAUGHTER YOHAN. Aside from the BIR case, the dramatic actress is also hoping to have the papers of her adoptive daughter Yohan finalized this year.

It is already a public knowledge that Juday has an adoptive three-year-old daughter named Yohanna Louise, whom she already considers as her true daughter.

In the interview, Juday said that she would want to have the papers of Yohan settled first before her BIR case.

“This year, definitely, matatapos yun,” Juday promised herself. “Sobra-sobra kong pinagdadasal na matapos na yun. Sabi ko nga kay Lord, unahin na niyang matapos yung anak ko, kahit yung sa anak ko na lang, yung sa BIR kahit huwag na muna, basta yung importante yung sa bata.”

NERISA ALMO
Philippine Entertainment Portal

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