Friday, April 01, 2005

Politics' Politics

Dear mouse,

The blind item is no longer "blind". So it was the FG who stayed in the $20,000 suite just to watch PAcquiao's fight.

Initial press releases mentioned that it was courtesy of friends and relatives.

Now, direct from the horse's mouth...

Mike Arroyo: It was free; what's the problem? WITH his granddaughter Mikaela sitting on his lap, First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo yesterday faced the press for the first time since the controversy arose over his alleged use of a $20,000-a-night suite in Las Vegas during the recent boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Erick Morales of Mexico. At a press conference in MalacaƱang yesterday, Arroyo said he did not see anything corrupt about accepting a generous offer of a suite from the MGM Grand Hotel as he thought that his stature as the husband of a head of state entitled him to such perks.

"It was free. What's the fuss all about? Why don't they check on Erap?" said the President's husband, referring to ousted president Estrada, who is known for his luxurious tastes and is now on trial for corruption. Arroyo said that some friends of his had offered to pay for a room for him at the same hotel but the hotel management offered to give him complimentary accommodation.

"What person will say 'No, I will pay' if it's free? What's the fuss all about? If it is free, would you insist to pay? So what's their problem if it is for free?" said Arroyo who could not hide his anger.

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The Ca t sez: The word is delicadeza.

The Ca t

3 Comments:

At 1:52 AM, Blogger infraternam meam said...

cat...maybe the first howsdog's reason for saying its FREE, because when he was born, uso na yong kantang "Born Free" that was popularized by Matt Monroe. sino ba naman ang tatanggi kung LIBRI. especially in Las Vegas circuit, which is now considered the playground of the adults. and tanong ko eh...may kasama ba siya sa kuwarto,sayang naman ang price kung siya lang mag-isa sa loob. bigay kaya ito ng PRICELINE. hmmmmm!!!!

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger Ate Sienna said...

hay naku.. eh bakit hindi kaya kunan ng statement ang manager ng MGM grand???

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

frat,
tsismoso ka. Kasama raw niya yong kapatid na si Iggy. Kung may kasama yong kapatid niya at yong kasama ay may kasama rin, yon ang di ko alam.

Ate sienne,
sabi nga nila whatever happens in vegas, stays in vegas pero mahigit yatang 50 per cent ng staff, pinoy. sana pati night auditor. hehehe

 

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