President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on making the homeowners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer settle their dues with the federal government after years of virtually having fun with immunity.
Facing reporters on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Wednesday (May 10) earlier than leaving for Cambodia, Duterte talked about anew what the Prieto household owes the federal government: over P1.5 billion in taxes for the operations of its Dunkin Donuts franchise within the nation, and the Mile Long/Creekside property in Makati City which it has refused to flip over even when the lease contract already expired in 2002.
He stated he wants the Prietos to settle their dues so he can build houses for the poor.
“I will recover and I am appealing to all Filipino, the oligarchs — talagang sisirain ko kayo,” he stated. “Return the property of the people and pay your taxes because I need it to build houses.”
Duterte had promised troopers he would build them new and higher housing models after members of the city poor group took over the houses constructed for them in Pandi, Bulacan.
Although the President didn’t point out the Inquirer, he slammed what he known as an try to image him because the “number one robber” of the nation by the media even when it’s some firms’ homeowners who’ve dues to settle with the federal government.
Duterte beforehand criticized the Inquirer for its supposedly biased protection of him and the administration.