Palace accuses Pangilinan of politicking following his claim vs the gov’t over inflation

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Thursday, Nov. 8, accused Senator Francis Pangilinan of politicking following his pronouncement the government has done nothing to address inflation.

“We find it unfortunate that (he) is still milking the issue of inflation considering prices have gone down,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

According to Panelo, Pangilinan’s claim that “the government has not done any concrete action to address the increasing prices of goods is out of touch with reality..”

“…(It) is certainly another form of politicking to discredit the Administration,” he said.

Pangilinan called out the administration for what he said was its failure to arrest the rising prices of commodities due to inflation, and called for the suspension of the excise tax on fuel products.

This was despite reports of prices going down following the government’s implementation of measures to address inflation.