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President GMA’s 1M NY Dinner

By now, you are already aware that President Arroyo and his entourage spent close to USD20,000 or around PHP1,000,000 over a New York dinner during her stay in the US last week.
Why the fuss over that dinner?
For one, although I haven’t tried it yet, I am sure that the amount is just normal for the “Who’s Who” in that area of the world. And GMA is a president for effin’s sake. The Philippines may just be a developing world but it doesn’t mean you should let the president eat dinner at a hotdog stand, or at a nearest McDo. She is, regardless of the GDP of our country, a dignitary in a foreign land. And when you’re in Rome, you do what the Romans do. In New York, public figures don’t just dine in McDo.
Also, the spokesperson said it was actually a Congressman (whose net worth is around half a billion) who paid the tab — whether the money is from our taxes or not is another matter.

By now, you are already aware that President Arroyo and his entourage spent close to USD20,000 or around PHP1,000,000 over a New York dinner during her stay in the US last week.

Why the fuss over that dinner?

For one, although I haven’t tried it yet, I am sure that the amount is just normal for the “Who’s Who” in that area of the world. And GMA is a president for effin’s sake. The Philippines may just be a developing world but it doesn’t mean you should let the president eat dinner at a hotdog stand, or at a nearest McDo. She is, regardless of the GDP of our country, a dignitary in a foreign land. And when you’re in Rome, you do what the Romans do. In New York, public figures don’t just dine in McDo.

Also, the spokesperson said it was actually a Congressman (whose net worth is around half a billion) who paid the tab — whether the money is from our taxes or not is another matter.

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