The presidential sister Kris Aquino went on leave on her ABS-CBN morning show to campaign for her brother’s, President Beningo S. Aquino III, anointed presidential and vice-presidential candidates. Many of her fans applauded her intention.
A twist on that admiration suddenly changed course when the municipality of Dalaguete (Cebu) posted on its Facebook page several photos of Ms. Aquino at the airstrip departing from the helicopters, air assets of the Philippine government.
The pictures became viral in the internet, gathering nasty comments from those grossly disfavoring the use of government assets, funds and personnel, from being used in political campaigns of the ruling Liberal Party which is also the political party of the current POTP (President of the Philippines).
Totally irked, observers and critics expressed the POTP and LP are misusing public funds by allowing Kris, who has been campaigning for the ruling party’s standard-bearers Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Camarines Sur Representative Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo to use the government vehicles, personnel and funds.