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

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

FEATURED STORIES

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.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Aquino foreign travels, Aquino US-UK trip, Fr. Joe Dizon, President Benigno Aquino III, Solidarity Philippines
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.