Who dethroned Kris as PH's top taxpayer?
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - The Philippines' top individual taxpayer for 2012 is not a popular celebrity or a prominent business personality.
Topping the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) list of top taxpayers of 2012 is Vivian Que-Azcona, owner of the country’s biggest drugstore chain Mercury Drug.
Que-Azcona, who is the 19th richest in the country according to Forbes magazine, paid P131.4 million in income taxes in 2012. Forbes estimates her net worth at $840 million.
She unseated Kris Aquino, who topped the BIR's list of top taxpayers in 2011. Aquino, the youngest sister of President Aquino and a popular television personality, ranked sixth (P44.9 million) in the BIR's 2012 list of top taxpayers.
Controversial TV host Willie Revillame paid the second highest individual income taxes in the country in 2012, with P63.9 million.
Third on the list was top corporate lawyer and San Miguel Corp. director Estelito P. Mendoza (P53.59 million) and fourth was Insular Life Chairman Vicente Rafael M. Ayllon (P52.3 million).
A certain Gerardo Sebastian Baes (P47.9 million) was the fifth largest taxpayer. Ranked seventh was a certain Ronaldo R. Soliman, who paid P43.3 million.
Celebrities John Lloyd Cruz (P42.79 million) and Sharon Cuneta-Pangilian (P42.02 million) ranked 8th and 9th respectively.
On 10th place was businessman Fernando Zobel de Ayala with (P40.8 million). His older brother Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala ranked 11th with P40.77 million in taxes.
Other prominent businessmen were also in the top 100 of the taxpayers' list. Megaworld founder Andrew Tan ranked 12th, after paying P39.6 million in taxes in 2012.
Oscar Lopez, chairman emeritus of the Lopez Group, ranked 17th, paying P33.47 million in income taxes. Eugenio Lopez III, chairman of ABS-CBN, ranked 43rd paying P20.75 million.
RCBC president Lorenzo Tan ranked 18th (P33.16 million), while Ayala Land president Antonino Aquino ranked 19th (P32.9 million) and BPI chief Aurelio Montinola ranked 20th (P30 million).
PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan ranked 30th, paying P24.67 million in taxes.
San Miguel Corp. president and COO Ramon S. Ang ranked 160th with P10.9 million.
ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio paid P10.07 million in income taxes in 2012.
Top tycoons on the list?
However, the country's richest tycoons weren't in the top spots of the BIR's list. Henry Sy Sr., Philippines’ richest man according to Forbes, paid P16.4 million in income taxes to land at 74th on BIR’s list.
Tobacco king Lucio Tan, the country's second richest man, paid P12 million in income taxes, landing him on 138th place.
Numerous celebrities were in the BIR's list. Among them were Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (32nd, P24.08 million); Piolo Pascual (34th, P23.83 million); Anne Curtis (50th, P19.16 million); Sarah Geronimo (59, P18.31 million); and Robin Padilla (60th, P18.26 million).
Actor Derek Ramsay ranked 68th with P16.7 million, while Vic Sotto ranked 89th with P14.6 million.
|RANK||TIN||TAXPAYER NAME||REGULAR INCOME TAXES PAID|
|1||134757767-000||AZCONA VIVIAN QUE||131,434,036.34|
|2||118285820-000||REVILLAME WILFREDO BUENDIA||63,901,751.38|
|3||106190582-000||MENDOZA ESTELITO P||56,594,822.00|
|4||123034938-000||AYLLON VICENTE RAFAEL MUNOZ||52,307,151.79|
|5||902938421-000||BAES GERARDO SEBASTIAN||47,900,143.00|
|6||101717443-000||AQUINO KRISTINA BERNADETTE COJUANGCO||44,933,335.05|
|7||103930126-000||SOLIMAN RONALDO ROMERO||43,304,744.29|
|8||904905084-000||CRUZ JOHN LLOYD ESPIDOL||42,791,354.17|
|9||206489540-000||PANGILINAN SHARON CUNETA||42,025,524.05|
|10||104104067-000||ZOBEL DE AYALA FERNANDO MIRANDA||40,846,038.15|
|11||104145637-000||ZOBEL DE AYALA JAIME AUGUSTO II MIRANDA||40,777,882.37|
|12||125960003-000||TAN ANDREW LIM||39,605,000.00|
|13||205575633-000||NELSON CHRISTOPHER T||39,209,327.39|
|14||247544114-000||TRAN TUAN PHUOC||38,407,634.34|
|15||102210047-000||ANGELES VICTOR MANGUERA||38,309,545.38|
|16||106905603-000||ORTIZ JUSTO ABOITIZ||33,675,230.78|
|17||102829530-000||LOPEZ OSCAR MORENO||33,473,846.21|
|18||900036442-000||TAN LORENZO VILLANUEVA||33,161,541.53|
|19||108727097-000||AQUINO ANTONINO T||32,939,539.88|
|20||135558086-000||MONTINOLA III AURELIO REYES||30,053,432.31|
|21||104113818-000||LHUILLIER PHILIPPE JONES||29,565,000.00|
|22||106906639-000||VALDEPENAS VICTOR BUNUAN||28,095,895.62|
|23||146555136-000||CASAS CARMELOP TOPACIO||27,558,792.55|
|24||243675682-000||NGUYEN VINCENT THONG||26,681,133.20|
|25||102829522-000||LOPEZ FEDERICO RUFINO||26,678,793.31|
|26||232707824-000||BAJA LAURO III CASTRO||26,273,234.56|
|27||107169884-000||ABLAZA GERARDO JR CINCO||26,111,072.69|
|28||104006074-000||LAO VICENTE TAN||25,076,234.69|
|29||253047380-000||CABALUNA PATRICIA B||25,027,614.94|
|30||914481801-000||PANGILINAN MANUEL VELEZ||24,671,703.10|
|31||103715862-000||ABOITIZ ERRAMON ISIDRO MENDIETA||24,310,365.49|
|32||200783355-000||AGONCILLO JUDY ANNE SANTOS||24,086,982.57|
|33||126715389-000||LHUILLIER JEAN HENRI DIAGO||23,831,656.00|
|34||153950198-000||PASCUAL PIOLO JOSE NONATO||23,356,976.00|
|35||294346776-000||CORDOVA RODRIGO CAL||22,458,999.28|
|36||915676235-000||PACQUIAO EMMANUEL DAPIDRAN||22,381,304.91|
|38||126818103-000||UNGSON RAFAEL EDMUN ANDRADE||21,921,278.58|
|39||106968932-000||CRUZ ENRICO SALONGA||21,861,413.60|
|41||106174605-000||GOZON FELIPE LAPUS||20,905,147.92|
|42||910435875-000||PUNO FRANCIS GILES BLANCO||20,817,833.18|
|43||102871235-000||LOPEZ III EUGENIO LAO||20,758,950.80|
|44||222762676-000||RANOLLO PHYLBERT ANGELIE ESCALANTE||20,746,366.45|
|45||147752164-000||MACALE MICHAEL ANGELO BADURIA||20,617,256.00|
|46||233145368-000||GAULT JOSEPH MITCHELL||20,364,846.24|
|47||108975971-000||CO LUCIO LAO||19,763,899.00|
|48||116222836-000||CU ERNEST LAWRENCE LIM||19,549,777.00|
|49||110863960-000||BATE CONRADO FABELLA||19,318,551.57|
|50||222881683-000||CURTIS-SMITH ANNE OJALES||19,166,758.64|