An ex- Liberal Party chair in Western Visayas who picked from the party to support Sen. Grace Poe, uncovered that P1.2 Billion of Yolanda funds was paid to no less than 36 celebrity endorsers of presidential be Mar Roxas.
On Thursday, a congressman from Negros Occidental told local radio station DYLR Bacolod, that one reason why he surrendered from the part is the "lavish spending of people's money".
"Our local politicians who needed funds for their campaign were left behind because the party had prioritized Mar and Leni. The overspending on useless celebrity endorsements is just unacceptable", the solon said.
Mar Roxas said celebrities who endorsed him are not paid and they are doing it willfully, but veteran showbiz talkshow host and reporter Cristy Fermin rebutted the claim, saying celebrities are paid as much as 20 million.
Fermin refers to Kathryn Bernardo as an example, who allegedly got 20 million - a move that allegedly angered INC that prompted her expulsion from the powerful religious group.
Roxas celebrity endorsers includes mainly from ABS-CBN talents headed by Kris Aquino, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Karla Abellana and Ruffa Mae Quinto among others.
We had no problem helping Mar. The issue is, he is spending people's money that was intended for Yolanda victims, and we, here in Visayas can't simply endure", the congressman said.