Official Caught Drinking Alcohol During Senate Budget Debates Online

Official Censured After Caught Drinking Alcohol During Senate Budget Debates Online

Senators censured an official of printing office after he was caught drinking alcohol during the Senate budget debates online.

Dominic Tajon, the general manager of the APO Production Unit, has come under fire after it was discovered that he was drinking while watching the plenary deliberations on the agency’s budget through video conference. Senators agreed to postpone deliberations on the PCOO budget until Tuesday after being enraged by the disrespectful act.

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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian saw Tajon’s “improper behavior” while the Senate was debating the PCOO’s proposed P1.838 billion budget for 2022. Tajon was also seen drinking alcohol, according to their sergeant-at-arms, according to Gatchalian.

APO Production Unit, a PCOO-affiliated government-owned and controlled enterprise. Senator Franklin Drilon also stated that Tajon’s actions throughout the session were a complete disgrace to the Senate.

“This is total disrespect for the Senate, we are in session. They are inside the session hall virtually and they are taking alcoholic drinks during our session,” Drilon said.

“This is reprehensible. This is the first time in my 24 years being in the Senate that I hear of a resource person imbibing hard liquor or alcohol during our session,” Drilon added.

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