President Rodrigo Duterte has provided to pay the Rufino-Prieto household who owns the Philippine Daily Inquirer if will probably be capable of show that he was a thief.
Duterte made the dare as he lambasted the newspaper anew for accusing him of stealing public funds.
“Itong Inquirer ngayon, paano mo ako… How can you criticize me for what? Corruption? P*** Pera? I’ll bet your… Piso lang kayo. I’ll pay you… Kung may makita ka na may ninakaw ako dito ni kutsara,” he stated in a speech earlier than newly appointed authorities officers in Malacañang Monday (July 17).
“Pero kayo, kung magsalita, mag-editorialize, kayo pala ‘yung magnanakaw eh,” Duterte added.
The President has repeatedly slammed the Rufino-Prietos for refusing at hand again to the federal government the Mile Long industrial property in Makati which they proceed to manage even if the lease contract expired again in 2002.
He additionally informed them to pay again the billions in taxes they reportedly owed the federal government for the operations of their Dunkin Donuts franchise within the Philippines.
Duterte reiterated his order for the Rufino-Prietos to return the Mile Long property to the federal government so he can use the proceeds of its sale to construct homes for the poor.
“I promise you, I will build as many houses as the money can accommodate. Gawain ko lahat ‘yang Pag-Ibig pati ‘yang mga sundalo gawaan ko ng mga bahay. ‘Yan ang gawain ko sa pera,” he stated.
Earlier within the day, San Miguel Corporation’s high honcho, Ramon Ang, confirmed he’s in talks with the Rufino-Prietos for the divestment of their stake within the Inquirer.