LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The disqualification cases against Bongbong Marcos Jr. all boil down to his failure to file income tax returns for the years 1982 to 1985 and, naturally, failure to pay the taxes for those years when his father still ruled the country under martial law. What puzzles many is why he never bothered to do so given their family’s enormous wealth. Surely, the taxes supposedly due were just a drop in the bucket.
It’s pretty obvious, though. Hubris. Marcos Jr. must have really thought he and his family were so above the law that no one could tell them what to do and they could get away with any violation of the law. At that time, he was not just a spoiled child (brat) who might be excused for lack of discernment. He was already an adult holding public office.
Marcos Jr. having enjoyed to the hilt the privilege of being the president’s son, imagine what he might be capable of being and doing when he becomes president himself! And come to think of it, is it possible that his sister, now senator Imee Marcos, did not file any tax returns or pay any taxes during all those years, too? Hubris runs in the entire family, right?
MARIA MARGARITA AYTONA