MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Officer (PCSO) is in prohibited water for spending millions of pesos for its Christmas Party held recently at the plush Shrangi-la Hotel on EDSA.
Newly-appointed PCSO house member Sandra Cam, a.k.a. Whistleblower, was quoted in a report as claiming that the bureau shelled out P10 million for the party.
In greeting to the report, President Rodrigo Duterte pronounced he will not concede extravagance in government.
But other officials of the PCSO — General Manager Alexander Balutan and Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz — pronounced that only P6 million of the strange P14 million due bill was spent.
”Instead of being criticized for spending supervision supports on a intemperate party, the two PCSO officials pronounced their bureau should be praised and be given a award for having saved millions of dollars — P8 million to be exact.
Moral of the story: you spend some, you save some.