True being a brother, President of the Philippines (POTP) Benigno Aquino III on Thursday defended the use of presidential chopper by movie star and TV host sister Kris Aquino in the launching of a project in Negros Occidental last Tuesday.
In a media interview in Lipa City, President Aquino explained that the presidential sister being one of the country’s big individual taxpayers deserve to see the successes of his administration.
Earlier, we posted that Kris Aquino campaigns for LP candidates using gov’t air assets, gets ire of netizens.
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Last Wednesday, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the POTP’s immediate family members were not prohibited from using official government properties such as choppers and vehicles.
“Members of the President’s immediate family are allowed to ride with him in official government vehicles,” Coloma said.
The critics claimed that presidential sister used the chopper while campaigning for the administration’s presidential bets.
Based on these recent details, not only did Kris Aquino availed of the choppers in Dalaguete, Cebu but also in Negros, critics accused.
Truth is hard to hide during these social media ruled times. But for the benefit of the doubt, an inquiry is a most welcomed move. Just don’t hope on any positive result.
— Kris Aquino (@KrisAquinoWORLD) April 21, 2016
Busted: Kris Aquino using Presidential Chopper during LP Rally? https://t.co/qZJwXqREGv hang on! READ.
— Aurora Pijuan (@aupijuan) April 20, 2016
— GMA News (@gmanews) April 21, 2016
Visayas Ombudsman probes Kris Aquino’s use of presidential chopper for campaign https://t.co/EosfqsjrPU
— Inquirerdotnet (@inquirerdotnet) April 21, 2016