President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to make sure that owners of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. and Philippine Daily Inquirer, and other oligarchs pay the right taxes.
“Ngayon pag uwi ko, bayad kayong lahat. Bayad kayong lahat kasi kami nagbabayad kami dito,” said Duterte in a speech before the Filipino community in Bahrain.
Duterte lumped ABS-CBN’s Lopezes and the Inquirer’s Prietos as among the oligarchs who would be the target of his tax revenue collection effort.
“Ngayon itong Inquirer, itong ABS, always… ah lahat ito gusto nila tama, yun pala sila ang putang ina, mukhang pera rin]. So tabla-tabla tayo. Bayad kayo, bayad ang mayaman, wala akong pakialam. Wala akong tinanggap na pera mga puta.Puro mukhang pera,” said Duterte.
“So next tirada ko, I am.. naka tutok ako sa mga oligarch. Prominent of which is the Inquirer and ABS CBN,” Duterte added.