President Rodrigo Duterte has unmasked the Rufino-Prieto household, majority homeowners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, for getting the very best of each worlds as a crony of each Ferdinand Marcos and Cory Aquino.
“From Marcos crony to Aquino Corazon crony kayo. Crony kayo palagi,” stated Duterte in a rambling and profane-laced media interview.
“The loudest, one of the loudest of it all. Crusader kuno. Tang ina ‘yun pala crony rin ni… Eh kay Romualdez ‘yan eh, who is Philip Romualdez? He is the man of Prieto,” stated Duterte. Romualdez is a nephew of former First Lady Imelda Marcos and the husband of Inquirer CEO Sandy Prieto.
Duterte claimed that the Rufino-Prieto household obtained a sweetheart deal throughout martial legislation when Marcos “gave” them the two.9-hectare property in Makati. The phrases of the lopsided deal had been carried over throughout the Cory administration in 1986.
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“Iyun palang Mile Long diyan, ibinigay ni Marcos kay Rufino.
Then Rufino married Prieto. So nakuha nila ‘yung sa Sunvar. And they had been accumulating the leases there,” stated Duterte.
He stated it was about time that the Rufino-Prieto to vacate the property after exploting it for practically 4 a long time.
“Return the property of the people which you got for… Magkano binayad niyo? Piso lang siguro. Really. And it has long expired ‘yung lease diyan. Inquirer, you have to let go of that property. It is not yours,” stated Duterte. “Yes. I will recover the property for the Filipino.”