Ombudsman official: No standard on ‘lavish lifestyle’

In the thick of the controversy on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s supposed lavish dinners in her recent United States trip, an official from the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday said there are no standards on what constitutes a lavish lifestyle for a public official.

Sa batas, di sinabi ang amount o value, so contextual po yun in terms of society…Walang standard po, pero titignan natin ‘yong sweldo po kung kaya,” said Assistant Ombudsman Mark Jalandoni in an interview on GMA News’ Unang Hirit.

(There is no mention in the law of the amount or value, so it’s contextual in terms of society … There is no standard, but we will look into whether a public official’s salary can afford such lifestyle.)

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