P87.1-M budget for Aquino’s UK, US business trip scandalous—Fr. Dizon
MANILA, Philippines—The P 87.1-M budget allotted for the recent weeklong travel of President Benigno Aquino III and his delegation is not justifiable, said Solidarity Philippines lead convenor Father Joe Dizon.
Aquino’s travel covers the United Kingdom and the United States of America, wherein he’ll have a meeting with respective leaders, Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama.
Fr. Dizon said using such big amount is scandalous and a grave sin considering there are many starving and jobless Filipinos.
He said the money should have been used to finance building of public-school classrooms, health centers, public hospitals and create job opportunities for the poor.
He also urged Aquino to make public the breakdown of expenditures in his business trip to justify the P87.1 million.
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