Bagong Alayansang Makabayan (BAYAN), a militant group rouses complaint for the usage of presidential chopper by sister Kris Aquino.
“The LP is showing itself to be the most corrupt for its shameless use of government funds and resources for partisan political activity.” BAYAN secretary-general Renato Reyes said.
“From 4Ps to local projects, the budget is treated as the campaign kitty of the ruling party. All candidates should complain and protest the unfair advantage and dirty tactics employed by the LP,” he added.
The Palace explained that as a member of the President’s immediate family, Kris is allowed to use official government vehicles.
“Members of the President’s immediate family are allowed to ride with him in official government vehicles,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said on Wednesday.
The statement was made after netizens reacted furiously about the use of four choppers, earlier confused to be utilized for a Liberal Party sortie of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo. The actress-presidential sister are actively campaigning for the administration's presidential and vice prexy bets.
It was later clarified that the choppers were used to fly in and out of a Cebu municipality where the siblings visited beneficiaries of the government projects.