The Philippine Senator Raffy Tulfo Monday denounced those who criticised birthday party of Senator Sonny Angara stating that it was “the charity that drove government officials to a night of partying last Saturday.”
Critics said that while politicians partied Filipinos were fighting off inflation.
Asked at a press conference at the Senate on how he felt about comments of Angara’s 50th birthday party he said: “Napaka-kill joy naman ‘yung mga nagsasabi niyan. Dapat inaalam din nila siguro ‘yung reason kung bakit, ano bang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit kami nandu’n.”
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“Una, tao naman kami, marunong din kami dapat mag-relax. Pangalawa, it was for a cause rin,” he added.
The party raised Php 3 million which will be donated to the Philippine General Hospital Foundation.
“So, may naitulong ‘yung party na ‘yun. Hindi lamang pagsasayaw-sayaw kundi for a good cause, charity,” Tulfo said.
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Those who attended the birthday celebration include President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos.
A video of Marcos Jr. singing with senators went viral online drawing criticism from some social media users.