Philippines’ biggest fast-food chain, Jollibee Foods Corporation released an official remark via their official Facebook account concerning the said endorsement of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for President by their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and also Founder Tony Tan Caktiong.
The believed popular story began when a seasoned writer said that the Jollibee owner has officially backed the tough-talking mayor.
Here is the Official Statement of Jollibee:
Jollibee and its founder and Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong are apolitical and as such, do not endorse any political candidate, organization or agenda.
Both the company and Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong are all for fair, clean and honest elections this coming May 2016.
Jollibee’s thrust as a company, then and now, is to continue spreading joy to the Filipino people thru our langhap-sarap offerings and joyful bonding moments.
The viral post of Malaya Business Insight columnist Rey Arcilla had become the topic as well as reference of the viral photographs published by a few followers of Mayor Rody Duterte on several Filipino Facebook Pages. Because of the rise in popularity of the said short article saying that Jollibee backed Mayor Duterte, several netizens re-posted the pictures without having thorough investigation.
The group of Mayor Rody Duterte didn’t produced an official statement concerning the rumored support as well as endorsement of Jollibee, it’s only on social media that the support of Tony Tan Caktiong grew to become an instant hit among the many supporters of Mayor Duterte.