President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo found herself (for the nth time) in the center of controversies after she, together with her official entourage in the US, were featured in the New York Post for having the time of their lives spending close to $20,000 USD at the Le Cirque Restaurant in New York.
The excerpt states:
"The economic downturn hasn’t persuaded everyone to pinch pennies. Philippines President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was at Le Cirque the other night with a large entourage enjoying the good life, even though the former comptroller of her country’s armed services, Carlos Garcia, was found guilty earlier this year of perjury and two of his sons were arrested in the US on bulk cash-smuggling charges. Macapagal-Arroyo ordered several bottles of very expensive wine, pushing the dinner tab up to $20,000.”
As expected, the oppositions and the militant groups are all over the news, the web, and the papers, to trumpet the issue to the general public.
Naisip ko lang: "Does it really matter to us kung malaman natin na gumastos nga ang Presidente ng isang milyong piso para lamang sa isang dinner?"
Alin ang mas matimbang na usapin? Ang $20,000 dinner date ni President Arroyo? O ang kaso ng ginawang pambabastos (daw) ni Papi Willie Revillame sa libing ni Dating Pangulong Cory Aquino?