Why is Chinese Food City receipt written in Chinese? netizens wonder
Chinese Food City is still facing a ton of questions from Filipinos who have been calling out the Las Pinas establishments for being exclusive to Chinese diners and a recent throwback snap from Reuters stringer Ezra Acayan is piquing Pinoys’ curiosity even more.
In his post on April 30, Acayan shared a snap of the receipt he got from the dining compound before it was closed off to Filipino guests.
Surprisingly, the receipt was written in Chinese and contained also the
items and their corresponding price in a foreign language.
In his post, Acayan wondered if this was a legitimate business practice since the establishment was not in China, but in the Philippines. He said that since the establishment was going to pay taxes in the Philippines, Filipino customers should at least understand what was written on the bill for transparency purposes.
Throwback to when I dined at one of the new Chinese owned restaurants that popped up here at Multinational Village here in Parañaque. The food was great, but I wonder why the receipt is in Chinese? Saan ba sila nagbabayad ng buwis, sa Pinas ba o sa China? pic.twitter.com/L9YToU5kjx
— Ezra Acayan (@eacayan) April 30, 2019
Meanwhile, comments on the thread were calling the attention of the BIR since the receipt could not be considered official because it bore no tax identification number of the restaurant.
It can be recalled the China Food City was called out by netizens when it was revealed that the food compound was being made exclusive for Chinese nationals.
Owners were quick to explain that the establishment was not yet fully open to the public and will accept all customers starting May. No statement on the official opening date has been made so far. (ANGEL ONG)