Philippines’ Marcos draws fire for riding chopper to Coldplay concert

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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been drawing criticism for using the presidential helicopter when he and his family went to a concert by British rock band Coldplay last Friday.

The event, held at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan province north of Manila, drew a record 40,000 concertgoers, resulting in unforeseen traffic complications along the route, presidential security head Maj. Gen. Nelson Morales said Saturday.

“Recognizing that this traffic situation posed a potential threat to the security of our president, (we) took decisive action by opting for the presidential chopper,” ...

Kyodo News

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