Lately, the name Florin Hilbay has been the buzz word after his “arm twisting” tweet to describe Duterte admins tactic in collecting unpaid taxes from the likes of Lucio Tan trended on social media.
Hilbay’s tweet read: “Take special note of this Admin’s fixation with immediate cash–Mighty Corp, Uber, Lucio Tan’s PAL–and the way it’s done: arm twisting.”
Take special note of this Admin's fixation with immediate cash–Mighty Corp, Uber, Lucio Tan's PAL–and the way it's done: arm twisting.
— florin hilbay (@fthilbay) October 6, 2017
Hilbay’s tweet has been met with harsh reactions from Duterte supporters for trying to put a negative spin to a positive development.
One of Hilbay’s critics is none other than pro-Duterte blogger Sass Rogando Sasot who retaliated by digging old issues against the former Solicitor General of the Pnoy administration.
In a Facebook post, Sasot asked Hilbay if he has already return the excess allowance he received from the government as the Solicitor General during the Pnoy administration.
Sass posts read: Dear Florin Hilbay:
Bago ka umeksena diyaan, paki-clarify po sa bayan kung naibalik mo na ang EXCESS ALLOWANCE to the tune of P4,662,144.41 na iyong tinanggap bilang Solicitor General noong 2016.
Actually hindi lang ikaw ang dapat magbalik ng excess allowance, pati na rin si Calida atbp na lawyers sa SolGen’s office. Pero ikaw Florin ang pinakamalaki according to COA.
Naibalik mo na ba Florin o kailangan pang i-arm twist ka?
In the comment section, Sass remarks that Hilbay might have reacted that way thinking he is next: “Kaya pala umaalma sa arm twisting…baka siya na ang isunod…”
Jaena Borer writes: “Lahat halos ng nag re reklamo at kontra kay Duterte ay may mga malagim na itinatago at ngayon at inilalabas ng mga pro-Duterte bloggers kaya galit na galit sila hahahaha”
As of this writing, the post has gathered 958 shares, 5,090 reactions and 196 comments on Facebook.