DONA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD, Bulacan, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo said she was not invited to watch the Miss Universe 2016 pageant which will be held Monday in Manila.
“Hindi e. Hindi ako imbitado,” was her quick answer when reporters asked if she will watch the coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Robredo said she can’t afford to buy a ticket which, for VIP admission, costs P 50,000.
“I spent a lot of money during our family vacation in the U.S. last month so I don’t have spare cash to be able to watch the pageant in person,” she said. “Also, President Duterte has ordered that no taxpayer funds will be used for the pageant so I can’t use funds from the OVP (Office of the Vice President) to buy a ticket.”
Meanwhile, it is rumored that Filipino American millionaire and Robredo supporter Loida Nicolas-Lewis is planning to purchase several VIP seats as a gift to the Robredo family.
All’s well that ends well!