The Claim: Hacienda Luisita owes 43 years worth of back taxes
Looking through the official Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) Program’s list of pending tax evasion cases on the BIR’s official site (https://www.bir.gov.ph/index.php/tax-evasion-cases.html
) will show that the Hacienda Luisita is nowhere on the current lists, updated up to 2021.
In fact, this false information dates back to 2020, where a different page called “OFW, Duterte, Federalism. Heroes United for Freedom” claimed that the Hacienda owed P23.7 billion worth of back taxes.