Not a single centavo from the general public coffers was spent within the newest journey of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian to Germany.

In a sequence of tweets, Gatchalian defended his international journey after drawing criticisms for the supposed large expense, insisting his trip was really sponsored by the federal government of Germany.

“Sobra ka naman makahusga. 1. Walang gastos ang PH government dito. 2. GIZ or German government ang nag sponsor ng study tour na ito,” he tweeted, when a netizen complained about his alleged European junket.

“Objective: para mapababa ang presyo ng kuryente sa PH 4. Personal na naghatid ako ng ruling sa Marawi at Lanao,” stated Gatchalian who appeared irritated by the net critic.

He additionally challenged his critics to lodge a freedom of knowledge request earlier than the Senate about his newest journey. “Wala! Mag FOI ka sa senate para malaman mo. Even food and hotel sponsored nila,” he tweeted when requested about his journey allowance.