Ex-AFP comptroller Jacinto Ligot, wife Erlinda go "missing"; Court of Tax Appeals issues their arrest warrants

Inquirer.net reports that agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have been tapped to search for former Armed Forces comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife, Erlinda.

Inquirer.net reports that agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have been tapped to search for former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife, Erlinda. NBI deputy director for intelligence services Atty. Ruel Lasala revealed that the agents have gone to at least four known addresses of the Ligots in Metro Manila. However, they came up empty. (This information is from the Inquirer.net report posted at 4:20 p.m. on October 31.)

 

Lasala told the Philippine Daily Inquirer: "We have also dispatched tracker teams to the north, where the couple may have gone." (He refused to disclose the specific province.) According to Inquirer.net, Ligot hails from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan.

 

Lasala said that the couple may surface on their own after November 1, which is All Sainrs’ Day. "They may want to pay their respects to their dead. It is, after all, a tradition. They might be waiting for regular office hours so they could just post bail," he said.

 

The Court of Tax Appeals has issued arrest warrants against the Ligots after it found probable cause to try them for allegedly failing to file their income tax returns in 2003. The Ligot family’s alleged "unexplained wealth" also led to a Senate probe. The court has set the bail at P20,000 for each of them.

 

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