Solon throws P38 M in two nights
At least that’s what he’s been bragging to friends
Congress is not even on recess yet, but this neophyte congressman apparently had had too much stress from the post that he so easily won despite his widely-perceived lack of qualification for it. So about two weeks ago, he went to Macau for a couple of nights at the casinos.
But then, what makes throwing away his private millions in gambling any different from President Aquino buying a pre-owned Porsche with his own money?
No public funds were used, but it still offended sensitivities. How can a public official flaunt his wealth while his constituents are reeling from economic difficulties?
Of course, the congressman can say he’s been doing missions and charities, and building infra even before he got elected, and what he does with his hard-earned money is none of his constituents’ business. Maybe. But then it could also make them think: Thousands of children could have been sent to school, and thousands more of sick people could have been treated if their congressman had wisely invested that P38 million.
Or that he could have just saved it for his bid for re-election.