Eat Bulaga host Tito Sotto revealed the problem they’re facing with the executives of Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.)
In an interview with Pep.ph, the former senate president revealed that his brother Vic Sotto was being deducted by tax despite not receiving any salary from TAPE.
“Ewan ko kung mapi-pick-up ng BIR [Bureau of Internal Revenue] yan. Si Vic kinakaltasan ng VAT pero hindi niya natatanggap ‘yung sweldo,” Tito revealed.
“Natatanggap niya [Vic] na nagbabayad siya ng VAT [value-added tax] sa dapat niyang swelduhin pero hindi niya natatanggap ‘yung sweldo. How do you explain that?” he added.
According to him, he didn’t reveal the said issue in public because he wanted to maintain their good relations with the executives of Eat Bulaga.
“Nakikisama lang kami, mahal namin ‘yung programa eh. They don’t realize that?” he stated.
In another interview, he shared that Vic and their other co-host Joey de Leon were unpaid by P30-M each.
Tito said it’s better for all of them to stay silent about the issue, especially the officials of TAPE.
As of writing, the executives of Tape have yet to respond to the statement made by Tito.
It can be recalled that the issue started when the officials of TAPE allegedly decided to forcefully retire some part of Eat Bulaga production including its founding producer Tony Tuviera.