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Noynoy must now be more popular than US President Barack Obama to earn that $75,000 per plate dinner at the swank Mandarin Oriental in Washington DC, or his supporters believe that he has attained a Hollywood star stature after ousting Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The fund raiser was supposedly meant for the launch of the so-called US-Philippines Society, which is an organization supposedly promoting Philippines-US ties and spearheaded by rabid pro-Aquino US Ambassador Joey Cuisia.
The affair, however, smells a lot like a fund-raising event for the Liberal Party for the elections next year. Just to enter the event and get a chance to shake the hands of Aquino will cost $250 and the lowest amount to break bread with Noynoy is $1,000..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune