Duterte lashes out at Prieto-Rufino family, calls Inquirer ‘mouthpiece of oligarchs’: P*t*ng *n* kayo! You’re no better than prostitutes!

After months of silence, President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a fresh salvo of expletives and insults against the Philippine Daily Inquirer and its majority owners, the Prieto-Rufino family.

In a speech in Cotabato, Duterte revived his charges that the Prieto-Rufino did not pay the proper taxes in their Dunkin Donut franchise and that the family used the Inquirer to embarrass him and his administration.

“Dito sa taas, walang bayad ang mga taxes kagaya ng Donut, may-ari ng Inquirer, ginagamit nila para panlaban, ipitin ka. Ito ngayon mga p***** i** kayo, Inquirer, lahat wala kayong imik kasi kayo ang mouthpiece ng oligarchs sa Pilipinas,” said Duterte.

“Kayong mga p***** i*** diyan sa Inquirer, binabayaran kayo. You are no better than a prostitute. You sell your talent to the rich against the poor.

Ina separate speech, Duterte continued his rants against the Prieto-Rufino family: “Yung Mile Long, that is a government property. Itong mga may-ari ng Donut, nandoon ‘yung ano nila, parang factory. Tapos nilagyan mga tindahan diyan. They got the money, not their property but they never, never turned the money to the government. There’s no turnover.”

In 2017, the Prieto-Rufino family were forced to move out of the 2.9-hectare Mile Long property after a court issued an eviction order following months of public humiliation from Duterte. The property was leased out to the family since the Marcos administration in the 1980s.
Solicitor General Jose Calida claimed that since 2003, the family’s Sunvar Realty has been squatting, illegally using and occupying the Mile Long property and despite notices, continued to remain in possession and collect millions of rentals from tenants.

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