Duterte asks Riola to air side on tax delinquency

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Friday, August 15, 2014

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged city treasurer Rodrigo Riola to explain anew his side before the City Council on the alleged tax delinquency.

The word war between Danilo Dayanghirang and Riola has continued, but Duterte said he is not taking any side.

He advised Riola to appear before the session and explain the coffers of the city, instead.


"I would like to conceive good faith on the part of the councilors. Ako pa nila, why won’t they just invite Riola before the City Council and ask for an explanation rather than detruding remarks across the media field," he said.

"Di na kinahanglan permission nako. I’m on leave but I give Riola the go signal," he added.

It can be recalled that litany of issues were raised by Dayanghirang against Riola for alleged lapses in tax collection that reached to P1 billion.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 15, 2014.

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