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SEA Games: Critics in the Philippines express anger over $1 million cauldron

SEA Games: Critics in the Philippines express anger over $1 million cauldron

22.11.2019

SEA Games: Critics in the Philippines express anger over $1 million cauldron

MANILA (AFP) - A cauldron costing more than S$1 million that will hold the SEA Games flame has drawn anger in the Philippines, sparking comparisons to the excesses that epitomised the Marcos era.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

"Do you realise that at one million (pesos) per classroom, we can construct 50 classrooms? In other words, we did away with 50 classrooms in exchange for one 'kaldero'," said lawmaker Franklin Drilon, using the Filipino word for a cooking pot.

One of the symbols of that time was Imelda's collection of more than 1,000 pairs of shoes, which was revealed after the family was forced to flee into US exile by a popular uprising in 1986.

As the anger over the cauldron has built, Duterte himself waded into the fray saying there was no"corruption" behind the high cost.

Read more: The Straits Times

....it would be nice if the Filipinos could understand that such Games offer a chance to present your Country to the world, allowing you to compensate for all the bad press you are getting for the insults that foulmouthed little Pinoy President is sending into the world...

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