Judy Ann Santos hopes for resolution of BIR case

"Hindi ko binibilang. I don't want to count my eggs," Judy Ann Santos said in jest whenasked how many products she has been endorsing.


Another endorsement has been added to the numerous productsthat Judy Ann Santos is promoting. Theactress is now the product endorser of Lactacyd feminine wash.

However, before the press could ask a question about theseendorsements, Judy Ann jokingly said, "O, BIR [Bureau of Internal Revenue]."

It could be remembered that Judy Ann, popularly calledJuday, was charged with tax evation by the BIR for underdeclaration of herincome in 2002. The said three-year-old case is now at the Court ofTax Appeals, which made it harder for Judy Ann to settle. (Click here to readrelated story)

During the press conference of her newest endorsement at the9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN compound yesterday, March 26, Juday told the mediathat she has no idea when the case would be resolved.

Juday related, "Ongoing pa rin yung case. I'm just hoping na sana matapos na. Kung ano man yung maging desisyon, sanasuportahan ako ng mga tao."

She also said that with this problem she only seeks helpthrough prayers and can only prepare herself to face any worst scenario.

"Alam mo, honestly, dinadaan ko na lang sa dasal lahat.Hinahanda ko na lang ang sarili ko kung ano ang puwedeng magingdesisyon, makulong o hindi makulong. Kung anuman yung puwedeng mangyaring pinaka-worst, yun na yunginiisip ko. Nandoon na ako sa ganungestado kasi ano na, e, hopeless na ako na maayos pa 'to, e," said Juday.

Despite this case, Juday continues to pay her taxesquarterly.

The 29-year-old actress explained, "You know, I still do myobligation. I pay my taxes every quarter. Every time I have an endorsement, I pay my taxes. Kumbaga, it doesn't mean na kapag may kasoka, tatalikuran mo yung mga obligations mo, di ba, bilang mamayangPilipino.

"So, nandun pa rin ang obligasyon ko sa sarili ko at saBIR. Kumbaga, iba naman yung kaso atiba naman yung kung anuman ang dapat kong gawin sa ngayon."

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DAUGHTER YOHAN. Aside from the BIR case, the dramatic actress is also hoping to have thepapers of her adoptive daughter Yohan finalized this year.

It is already a public knowledge that Juday has an adoptivethree-year-old daughter named Yohanna Louise, whom she already considers as hertrue daughter.

In the interview, Juday said that she would want to have thepapers of Yohan settled first before her BIR case.

"This year,definitely, matatapos yun," Juday promised herself. "Sobra-sobra kong pinagdadasal na matapos na yun. Sabi ko nga kay Lord, unahin na niyangmatapos yung anak ko, kahit yung sa anak ko na lang, yung sa BIR kahit huwag namuna, basta yung importante yung sa bata."


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