It is no secret that the food served by five-star hotels here in the Philippines is not just casual.
At the SMNI-sponsored Presidential Debate held on Tuesday, February 15, vice presidential candidate Walden Bello attended to support his running mate presidential aspirant Ka Leody de Guzman.
In his Facebook post on Wednesday, February 16, he shared what really happened at the Okada Hotel as there was talk of its alleged disappearance.
He also described the Okada Hotel as “ unbelievably huge, garish, vulgarly opulent, and monumentally ugly. ”
“I was at the hotel to lend support to my hero and running mate, Laban ng Masa presidential candidate Leody de Guzman. It was my first time at the Okada, which is built on reclaimed land at Manila Bay. The hotel is unbelievably huge, garish, vulgarly opulent, and monumentally ugly. There ought to be a law banning the building of such structures on aesthetic grounds,” said Bello.
Aside from what he noticed at the hotel, he also seemed to have a hint at the food served to the guests.
“The food was, to be kind, awful, and I have reason to believe it was surplus food from the casinos in the hotel,” said the vice presidential candidate.
Meals served to guests cost P5,000 per person – an amount paid by SMNI.
The Menu features appetizers, soups, main courses, and desserts.
This is contrary to Bello’s statement that only microwaved food was served.
“But I won’t miss the Okada’s microwaved casino food, though I would have loved a second friendly kissing match with the machos from the NTF-ELCAC,” Bello said in a Facebook post on Thursday, February 18.
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