Sep 13, 2021 @ 20:48

Drilon shames Lloyd Lao: ‘Wag ka masyadong arogante’

Senators found former Budget Undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao rude during their latest hearing on allegedly mishandled pandemic funds and reportedly overpriced purchases of medical supplies.

The abogado and resigned head of the Procurement Service has been trying to talk over senators and was responding out of protocol, such as addressing senators and the Blue Ribbon chairman, that Senator Franklin Drilon had to call him out.

“You’re talking to Senator Sotto, give us the appropriate respect. ‘Wag po kayo masyadong arogante,” Drilon said, calling his speech “condescending.”

He went as far as calling out Lao as: “mayabang ka masyado.”

Even Senator Richard Gordon was irked, saying Lao sounded too defensive that he was setting aside proper decorum.

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