Ain’t fun down under? Imee Marcos ditches Villar-sponsored cruise to attend Serbia meet
Is Senator Cynthia Villar no fun on trips?
Politiko learned that Senator Imee Marcos ditched the chance to be with Villar on an Australia-New Zealand cruise, and instead decided to join nine other senators in Serbia for the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) 141st Assembly.
According to Politiko’s source, Marcos already confirmed for the cruise paid for by Villar but backed out at the last minute.
The cruise and IPU conference are happening on the same dates: October 13 to 17.
Marcos was invited to the cruise as a member of the Nacionalista Party, of which Villar’s husband, Manny is chairman.
While Marcos didn’t say what prompted her to forego the cruise, it appeared that she had a hard time deciding where to go.
Politiko’s source said the daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos asked that her flight to Serbia be rebooked thrice— with a business class seat.
The Senate paid for Marcos’ flight and all other expenses incurred by senators who were part of the trip.
Joining Marcos in Serbia are Senate President Tito Sotto, and Senators Ralph Recto, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Franklin Drilon, Nancy Binay, Sherwin Gatchalian, Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara; and Reps. Ferdinand Hernandez and Carlos Zarate.