The camp of comedian-TV host Willie Revillame reiterated that he doesn't own a Ferrari vehicle.
"He does not own a Ferrari," said Willie's lawyer, Marie Pajatin, to GMA News through phone. "Wala siyang Ferrari... kung may ginagamit siyang Ferrari, I'm sure it's not his."
Atty. Pajatin's statement is consistent with the claims made by Willie's personal assistant Katia Montenegro to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) contributor Julie Bonifacio, yesterday, January 9, when the two bumped into each other inside the compound of ABS-CBN.
"Hindi kay Willie yun," replied Katia when probed about the ownership of the expensive sports vehicle. "Binebenta pa lang sa kanya yung kotse. I think may ilang linggo o isang buwan na inaalok sa kanya ng isang ahente, pero hindi pa niya binibili."
MEAGER TAX FOR SUV. The issue concerning the Ferrari started yesterday, January 9, after the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group [PASG] reported that the vehicle supposedly owned by the controversial TV-host was smuggled.
According to the PASG Chief, Undersecretary Antonio Villar, his unit had been closely monitoring the matter for several days after receiving information on the alleged origin of the Ferrari.
Based on their investigation, Usec. Villar divulged that Willie has been driving around the Metro aboard his flashy 2006 Ferrari for one month already—contradicting the denials issued by Willie's close associates.
For a luxury vehicle known for its astronomical market value, Villar said that Willie shelled out only a paltry P1-million as tax payment.
"More or less mga P12-million dapat ang bayaran niya dito," revealed Villar.
Despite the fact that the papers and documents obtained by the PASG indicate a different name with regards to its ownership, Villar remains adamant and convinced that the Wowowee host is undoubtedly the true owner of the alleged "hot car."
"It's a known fact," Villar pointed out. "Halos lahat, libo-libo na nga ang nakakakita na dala-dala niya ‘tong kotseng ‘to."