QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Fresh from her own trip to Los Angeles and Boston to attend a fundraiser and to help her Harvard-bound daughter settle in her apartment, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo today urged her friends in the Senate to conduct a hearing to determine who funded Manny Pacquiao’s trip to Bribane, Australia.
The Filipino boxer-turned senator was in Australia for his welterweight boxing match with Jeff Horn. Pacquiao lost to the Australian by the judges’ unanimous decision.
Citing the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), Robredo said that the Filipino people deserve to know if any government funds were used to finance the trip of Pacquiao and the rest of his entourage.
She says she is confident that her request for a Senate hearing will be favorably acted upon by Senators Antonio Trillanes, Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino, Kiko Pangilinan and Franklin Drilon.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Robredo on her way to her Sunday yoga class and we asked her to comment on similar demands to release information on who has been funding her foreign travel. The Vice President simply smiled and asked us to get in touch with her social media director, Georgina Hernandez.