After Criticizing Aquino’s Tax Waiver for Power Producers, Duterte Releases Similar Order

In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte sharply criticized former president Benigno Aquino III for waiving tax liabilities amounting to P6 billion of a company running a power plant in southern Luzon. Aquino had issued an order in 2011 that condoned the company’s real property taxes related to the power plant because it would trigger massive tax liabilities on the part of the National Power Corporation, trigger cross-defaults, and…

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