Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza exchanged luxurious gifts with each other after their star-studded wedding last July 28.
A fan of Maine posted a photo of the gift exchange between the bride and groom.
According to the photos, Maine received a Hermès Mini Kelly bag that was reportedly worth P7-M, while Arjo had been presented with a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser with a price of P5.7-M.
Meanwhile, Maine and Arjo already discouraged their guest to give them gifts and instead, asked them to donate to the affected families of Typhoon Paeng.
Netizens believed that the two deserved to receive such gifts from each other as they were both successful and could afford luxurious things.
However, some critics pointed out that Arjo should avoid flexing luxurious things especially since he’s already a public servant.
“Politician si A. Both of them know na in bad taste to do this. Pag professional ka may code of conduct ka dapat na sinusunod. The same way na pag nagtatrabaho ka sa ospital for example, di ka pwede tumanggap ng mamahaling regalo sa pasyente kahit pa can afford sila,” a netizen said.
“Pag nasa public eye, at ang pinagsisilbihan eh 70% lugmok sa kahirapan, simpleng delicadeza na lang na wag maging showy sa kayamanan,” another netizen remarked.