Appeals Court throws out Shell tax credit scam case


THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the case filed against Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC) which was accused of using fraudulently obtained tax-credit certificates.

In a two-page resolution of the Court’s 9th Division on June 3, signed by Associate Justice Socorro Inting, it has affirmed the Manila Court ruling clearing the said petroleum corporations of any misdeeds.

The appellate court has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the Bureau of Customs against PSPC since there are no new arguments presented which would warrant the reversal of their earlier ruling.

“After carefully considering the grounds raised in the subject vis-a-vis the Comment thereto, We find that the reasons and arguments in support of the motion have been amply treated, discussed and passed upon in the subject resolution. The additional arguments proffered therein constitute no cogent or compelling reason to modify, much less reverse it,” the Court opined.

In its original ruling, the Court found no “reversible error committed by the [Regional Trial Court of Manila Branch 49] in rendering a summary judgment inasmuch as no genuine triable issue exists in this case that requires trial on the merits and consequently dismissing the complaint against PSPC.”

The said appellate court verdict denied the appeal filed by the Bureau of Customs asking reconsideration on RTC’s ruling.

“The assailed Orders dated April 28, 2010 and July 2, 2010 of the [RTC of Manila] are hereby affirmed,” the ruling stated.


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