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The rock star President INSIDE CONGRESS Charlie Manalo 06/07/2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The rock star President

INSIDE CONGRESS
Charlie Manalo
06/07/2012
Noynoy Aquino must again be entertaining the illusion he is a rock star. This week, he is scheduled to wine and dine with members of the Filipino community in Washington DC, but for a hefty price.

According to the Tribune story published yesterday, Philippine Embassy officials in Washington, in an apparent effort to impress Noynoy, are organizing an expensive dinner to launch the US-Philippine Society where Noynoy would be the guest of honor.

Based on a solicitation letter obtained by The Tribune, a plate for the Chairman’s Circle goes for $75,000 each; for a founding member, $50,000 (P2.25 million); for a patron, $25,000 (P1.125 millionn); for the corporate circle, $15,000 (P675,000) each; for a friend, $5,000 (P225,000), and for a supporter, $1,000 (P45,000).

And just for a mere handshake with the President, one has to cough out a $250 for a ticket just to enter the venue and personally shake hands with Noynoy..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120607com5.html

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