- Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino went viral on social media
- This was after his helicopter landed at Ultra PhilSports Complex without permission
- Reports said that he had to use the restroom that was why they had to land
Making rounds online is the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino. KAMI learned that the assistant of President Rodrigo Duterte landed his helicopter at the Ultra Philippine Sports Complex without any permission from the authorities.
In a report by Rappler, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez shared that no clearance was issued to Dino according to the PhilSports Arena staff.
“I was informed by PhilSports personnel that there was no clearance re landing that day,” said Ramirez.
“Any public or private officials who seek landing must clear from the PhilSports Administrator who is under the leadership of the Philippine Sports Commission,” he added.
What made Dino’s chopper landing inappropriate was during it happened, there was a District Sports Meet was going on and there were people present at the track.
“What was inappropriate there, a DepEd (Department of Education) District Sports Meet was going on. All the athletes and officials and parents are under our responsibility,” said the PSC Chairman.
In a report by GMA News, OPAV Assistant Secretary Jonji Gonzales said that Dino was headed for the launching of 20th Malasakit Center in Batangas, an event led by former SAP Bong Go.
“He had no way of knowing that there was any ongoing event in Ultra (PhilSports Complex). He was just told that the chopper will pick up other passengers,” said Gonzales.
“While waiting for the others to board the chopper, he took his only chance to go to the restroom before their onward destination.”
Dino was a former businessman. He was appointed as Presidential adviser when President Duterte assumed his post back in 2016.
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