MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Franklin Drilon is not done criticizing what he is calling excessive expenses for the Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games.
Just days after taking to task the government’s P50 Million expense in building the international sport event’s cauldron, Drilon is now criticizing the choice of design for the parade uniforms of the Filipino athletes taking part in the games.
The design was a brainchild of internationally-renowned Filipino artist Francis Libiran.
While admitting he has no information on how much Libiran was paid for his concept and the cost for the execution of the uniforms, the Senator told The Adobo Chronicles that volunteers within the Liberal Party were more than willing to come up with a design for free, while using materials and printers from supporters in Divisoria.
Drilon even presented a proposed design for the Filipino athletes’ official parade uniform (see photo).