President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday lambasted ABS-CBN and Inquirer again on live television, accusing the first of committing estafa and the other for tax evasion.
Before he flew to Middle East for his week-long state visit to three middle east countries, President Duterte spoke about how ABS-CBN allegedly committed estafa by not airing the commercial that he already paid.
“ABSCBN, inestafa ako niyan. ABSCBN accepted my money kasi noon, at the later part of the campaign..when I got the money sa mga well-meaning supporters, nagbili ako ng airtime para naman masali and pangalan ko ..Hindi lumabas,”
He also said that the media company didn’t even offered to return his money.
“You know what is the crime? I’ll tell u. It’s very simple. Estafa. Tinanggap mo pera ko, di niyo in-air, estafa,” he said.
The President even cursed the media company when he remembered an incident of a child allegedly forced to danced in a lewd madder in live television in exchange for P10,000 in a noon time show of ABS-CBN on 2011.
He said that the media company was “nonchalant” or unconcerned when the incident happened.
“Did you (take) to task (someone for) the incident? Sino ang pinagbintangan ninyo? Ang idemanda ninyo, yung nanay. P—– I—- ABSCBN. Kung (mag)palabas ng objectionable na child abuse. Nonchalant,” he said.
Duterte also mentioned Inquirer for not allegedly not paying the right taxes.
He said that Inquirer searching for the funds and asking why people are desperate to occupy vacant houses while they allegedly not paying the right taxes.
Duterte mentioned the former BIR commissioner Kim Henares as one of the involved in the alleged tax evasion committed by the number one newspaper in the Philippines.
“Tapos ang taxes ninyo, nilakad ni Heneras. It ended up wala kayong binayad. Tapos sasabihin niyo, ‘Saan ang pera ng Pilipino? Bakit ho nagpapatayan na… ang mga Kadamay pati sundalo kasi nag aagawan na…,’” he said.
Duterte also read the Commission on Audit report and asked if there’s a journalist from Inquirer present during the press conference so he can give a copy of the report.