MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Jollibee is suing Senator Risa Hontiveros after the latter dragged the name of the Philippines’ largest fast food chain into politics.
The lawsuit stems from a recent statement by Hontiveros seeking for a thorough deliberation on President Rodrigo Duterte’s recommendation for a 60-day extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Hontiveros said that asking for a martial law extension is not as easy as ordering from a fast-food restaurant. “While I look forward to the joint session that Congress will convene on this matter, hindi dapat madaliin ang prosesong ito (this process should not be rushed),” Hontiveros said in a text message on Tuesday.
“Ang paghingi ng Martial Law extension ay hindi parang umoorder lang sa Jollibee. Congress is not a fastfood restaurant,” she said.
A spokesperson from Jollibee told The Adobo Chronicles that their company is apolitical. Our main mission is to serve the culinary needs of Filipinos here and abroad. “We resent that Hontiveros is dragging our name in dirty politics,” he said.
Upon hearing of the lawsuit, former presidential sister Kris Aquino offered Hontiveros the use of Chowking, another popular fast-food chain. Aquino owns a Chowking franchise.