CCP risks budget cut over exhibit

by Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News



MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III wants officials of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to either resign or apologize over the controversial art exhibit showing defaced Christian religious figures–or risk their own budget being cut.

In an interview, Sotto said CCP officials like Chairman Emily Abrera and President Raul Sunico will have a tough time during their turn in the Senate deliberations on the CCP’s budget.

Sotto did not like the official’s stand for defending the exhibit, which many have denounced for being blasphemous.

The senator said the exhibit may have been closed but he has yet to hear an apology from the officials. If they stay and not apologize, Sotto warned that he will move to have the budget for CCP officials cut.



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