Matapos mangako ang PAL na magbayad sa kanilang Over Due na buwis sa gobyerno at noong isang araw nga ay nakapagbayad na ito at wala ng haharaping malaking problema hinggil sa bayaran, ay nag offer ang PAL ng libreng round trip manila to davao , davao to manila kay pangulong Duterte hanggang sa kanyang huling termino.
On Friday, the Philippine flag bearer airline offered Duterte free ride from Manila to Davao City and vice versa, together with any three of his personal body guards until he finish his term on 2022.
Ayon kay De Castro, ang perang pambayad hinggil sa tax, ay palaging nakahanda, ngunit, hindi lang daw confident ang PAL na makipag negosasyon sa nakaraang administrasyon lalo na kapag malaking halagang usapan.
She also added that Tan preferred to hold the money than giving it away to the previous government, as he feared that top government officials may only feast on the tax money.
“He have so much trust on President Duterte that the money will be spent by the government wisely”, De Casrtro said.
The free ride offer is limited only to the specified route and not cover domestic travels by the president to other provinces outside Metro Manila.
There was no detail if the president accepted the offer, but there is a big possibility that he will enjoy the ride so the government can save more on his personal travel expenses whenever he go home to Davao.
Although Duterte has not yet formally accepted the offer, Malacañang officials thanked Tan for his generosity.