Last week, former President Joseph Estrada, who was visiting South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat said that the official trip of President Gloria Arroyo to Japan and Brazil was a waste of people's money, that it would have been better to use the money spent on the trip to help alleviate the lives of Filipinos especially in these trying times (sorry I can only find this as "proof"). I find his statement full of hypocrisy considering that he just bought a $1.6M helicopter, that's over P70 million. Even as he says he is only one of three owners of the chopper (yeah, right), sources also say that he bought two choppers, a King Air plane, and 20 vans. Now, how far would the money used to buy those go to help alleviate our lives? Of course, he denies the other chopper, the plane, and the vans.