CLARK CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Duterte Administration definitely knows how to silence its critics, namely Opposition Senator Franklin Drilon.
Drilon has been critical of the P50M cost of the cauldron that will be used when the Philippines hosts the 2019 South East Asian Games (SEA Games).
The SEA Games Committee has invited the good Senator to do the honors of lighting the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony.
It will be quite a spectacle: Drilon will hang from a helicopter bearing a lighted torch and will set fire to the cauldron, marking the official opening of what is being touted as the best SEA Games ever.
The cost of the lighting ceremony? P100M.
But in accepting the invitation, Drilon said he will do the death-defying act pro bono. “It’s for love of country,” he told The Adobo Chronicles.
Drilon has experiencing lighting cauldrons before, as seen in this photo with the late President Corazon Aquino,