Marcos Jr Faces Backlash Over Presidential Helicopter Use for Coldplay Concert
Marcos Jr Faces Backlash Over Presidential Helicopter Use for Coldplay Concert: Presidential Chopper for a Concert? Social Media Backlash Ensues
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr sparked controversy on social media after he used a presidential helicopter to attend a Coldplay concert in a province north of Manila. The Philippine Arena, hosting 40,000 concert-goers, led to unexpected traffic complications, prompting the Presidential Security Group to cite security concerns for the president’s use of the helicopter.
Taxpayer Money Criticized
Critics on social media swiftly condemned Marcos Jr’s use of taxpayer money for personal and non-official activities. The late strongman president’s son faced accusations of abusing power and misusing government resources. The backlash highlighted concerns about whether public funds were used for the helicopter, fuel, security, and even concert tickets. The incident has reignited discussions about responsible use of official resources and transparency in spending.