President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a warning to rich businessmen who do not pay proper taxes or else will be put to shame and face the wrath.
In his speech during a visit in front of 500 soldiers at the 81st Infantry Division in Catbalogan, Samar on Monday, Duterte said these big-time tax evaders are destroying the country and the people by not paying their dues.
“By cheating the government, you are destroying the Filipino people. It won’t happen during my watch. For the six years, if God will have mercy on me, I will finish my term,” he said.
Duterte also revealed that he is set to name the multimillionaires tax evader and warn them to be brought to police for questioning if they fail to follow his order.
“All those who are rich, pay your taxes. I will be announcing formally, but I want to have the list, completed. Lahat kayong milyonarong mayaman dito sa Pilipinas, pay your taxes or I will invite you for questioning,” Duterte said.
“Hindi mo madala, padalahan kita dun ng pulis, tatanungin ko kung ba’t hindi ka nagbayad … Ganun ang gusto ninyo. That’s the way you understand it. Payaman kayo ng payaman, milyonaryo,” he added.