Carlota In A Lotta Trouble: Fabulous Filipino Franchiser Faces Fraud Fuss

Carlota Cristi Manalo-Tan was charged on Thursday with tax evasion for failing to pay P59 million in taxes despite her substantial earnings as a coffee concessionaire of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor).
Tan, owner of Promolabels Specialty Shop, was the coffee concessionaire operator of Figaro coffee shops in seven Pagcor casinos until last year.

In a case both “highly anticipated” and “highly disputable”, the Imelda Marcos of Filipino coffee faces charges of tax evasion most egregious. Stay tuned to for all the latest in obscure international coffee news.


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