Home > gloria macapagal arroyo, Kahindik-hindik > arroyo in london – no lavish dinners, just room service. lesson learned? guilt feelings?

arroyo in london – no lavish dinners, just room service. lesson learned? guilt feelings?

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

arrroyo is once again abroad, this time in london. the good part is that arroyo seem to have learned her lesson – her presidential staff says no more 1 million peso dinners, just room service. that is good. learning their lesson is also a good thing.

it also says they know what they did before in new york was wrong and has displeased the country. but then again, we should wait a few days after she returns to the country after her trip. we are sure the press and patriots will be looking for proof that in fact no lavish dinners were involved in this trip. abangan ang susunod na kabanata…

 

Arroyo in London: No lavish dinners
‘We just eat in our rooms’—Cabinet exec

By TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:25:00 09/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines – After the furor over the lavish dinners in New York and Washington, D.C., President Macapagal-Arroyo’s delegation is claiming to be scrimping and penny-pinching, eating out of their hotel rooms in London.

“We just eat in our rooms. Room service na lang [only],” Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said in a phone interview.

“We’re keeping a low profile here,” he said.

The President and her delegation flew to the United Kingdom from Turkey on Friday to address The Economist’s “Emerging Markets Summit.”

Arroyo and her entourage, which includes Remonde, Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo, Trade Secretary Peter Favila and Finance Secretary Margarito Teves, are billeted at London’s Intercontinental Park Lane.

According to Remonde, on their first day in London Friday, Arroyo and her official delegation were invited to dinner at HSBC Holdings headquarters by HSBC Group chief executive Mike Geoghegan.

After that, all their meals were ordered in their hotel rooms, he said.

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090920-226064/Arroyo-in-London-No-lavish-dinners

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: