P87.1-M budget for Aquino’s UK, US business trip scandalous—Fr. Dizon | Global News

P87.1-M budget for Aquino’s UK, US business trip scandalous—Fr. Dizon

/ 03:38 PM June 06, 2012

AQUINO IN LONDON President Aquino is welcomed by British officials, led by Baroness Rawlings (third from right), baroness in waiting to Queen Elizabeth II, at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday for his official working visit to the United Kingdom. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

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.

For the full report, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer.

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