R. Tiglao Commends Pres. Duterte's Expose on Inquirer's Dunkin Donuts P1.5 Billion Alleged Tax Evasion Case


Veteran columnist Rigoberto Tiglao commends Pres. Rody Duterte's courage and political will of exposing an alleged tax evasion case worth P1.5 billion committed by the owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), the Rufino-Prieto family.


According to Pres. Duterte's expose, Golden Donuts (which operates Dunkin' Donuts), also owned by the Rufino-Prieto family owes government a huge amount of money.

R. Tiglao stated on his latest articles for The Manila Times that the alleged case of Dunkin' Donuts gives us a vivid demonstration of the paper's awesome power and that of the press in general - which isn't at all good for the country.

Despite the fact that the power of the media is demonstrated in the controversial Dunkin' Donuts case, there's a silver lining because Pres. Duterte proves that he has the balls to against oligarchs and even a powerful newspaper, despite anti-Duterte critics' claim that he will not succeed where ousted Pres. Estrada, who also went against PDI, failed. 


The President's expose against Inquirer and Dunkin' Donuts was just ignored by the country's largest broadsheet as they arrogantly ignored the President's very serious claim.

Aside from the Dunkin' Donuts franchise owned by the Prieto family, they also owned an alleged property empire, the three-hectare Creekside/Mile Long commercial complex whose lease from government firm had expired in 2002.

During the speech of Pres. Duterte in Qatar, he claimed that the family's possession of the land which started in 1986 was a "sweetheart deal as they went for Cory against Marcos." Former Pres. Arroyo tried to revert the prime property back to government hands in 2009 but the Rufino-Prieto family refused and managed to get a court to block the government move, a case which is still pending in the courts.

Read the complete article of Rigoberto Tiglao posted on The Manila Times.

Source: The Manila Times


R. Tiglao Commends Pres. Duterte's Expose on Inquirer's Dunkin Donuts P1.5 Billion Alleged Tax Evasion Case R. Tiglao Commends Pres. Duterte's Expose on Inquirer's Dunkin Donuts P1.5 Billion Alleged Tax Evasion Case Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 4/19/2017 Rating: 5

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