For Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, there’s nothing shameful about recycling and rummaging by means of dumpsters for pre-owned objects.
Pangilinan has rushed to the protection of Vice President Leni Robredo after being criticized by Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy for being “Uncle Sam’s garbage collector,” proudly saying he additionally collected rubbish whereas learning overseas.
“Ako po si Kiko Pangilinan. Naging ‘basurero’ rin po ako nung nakapag-aral ako sa ibang bansa nung dekada nubenta. Ipinagmamalaki ko ito dahil tulad ng iba mas mabuti na ang nagtitipid kaysa sa waldas,” he wrote on Facebook.
Pangilinan stated he additionally used coupons and returned beer bottles in groceries to generate financial savings whereas dwelling overseas. He earned a public administration diploma from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government within the late 1990s.