MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) -President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, April 15 (Doha time), challenged business tycoon Lucio Tan to pay his unpaid taxes as he slammed oligarchs in front of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
The President also said Dunkin’ Donuts, which he said is owned by the Prietos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), has its own tax deficiencies.
Previously, The Adobo Chronicles reported that the PDI has launched a new business model aimed at boosting the sagging popularity and credibility of its daily newspaper.
Every copy of the paper bought at stores and newsstands now comes with a free Dunkin’ Donut.
The Prieto Family owns the PDI and the local franchise of the popular American donut chain. It also owns the franchises of Shakeys, Tia Maria, Pazzo Gelato, Gourmet Palate, Via Mare and La Tosca.
PDI is known for its biased, sensational reporting especially in its coverage of President Duterte and his administration’s policies and programs.
So, for your daily fix of sugar-coated news, buy the Inquirer.
What’s to come? A free slice of pizza or a scoop of ice cream for every copy of PDI ?