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Please stop calling Honeylet the common law wife — Jullie Yap Daza

Apr 29, 2017 @ 17:46

Philippine media should stop calling Honeylet Avanceña as President Rodrigo Duterte’s common-law wife even if they’re not married, journalist Jullie Yap Daza said.

Daza, author of the best-selling book “Etiquette for Mistresses,” said in her April 29 column for the Manila Bulletin that Avanceña deserves to be called something else since “common law wife” sounds so “common (as in vulgar).”

She said Filipinos could learn from the example of the French, who has had presidents with paramours. One visited his ladylove on board a motorcycle while another divorced his wife to remarry.

Duterte’s marriage with Elizabeth Zimmerman, mother of his children Sara, Paolo and Sebastian, has been annulled.

Even without a ring, Daza said Avanceña and Duterte “have been in a good-as-married relationship, which was never a secret.” She noted that the President has praised his partner more than once for her business acumen.

Daza said the Philippine media could learn from the example of a deceased media tycoon whose partner was described as his “long-time companion” in an obituary published after his death since he has long been estranged from his wife.

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  • beautilicious

    she is a common law wife!

  • Felipe Rosales

    Kung ayaw mo ng common law wife eh anong tawag sa kanya ? Kabit?

  • Vids P Debulgado

    Wala ako maisip na term sa isang couple na nagsasama na di kasal kundi “common law wife”.

  • lourda

    Puwede na siguro “Extra Judicial Kulasisi” na lang dahil siya ang regular na kinakasama bukod sa iba pang mga kulasisi ni Katay Digz…

  • pat3k

    ano itatawag?? queen of the philippines kaya

  • Monching Ronquillo

    ano naman po ang dapat itawag? nagcomment po kayo kasi na wag common-law-wife e! pakisagot na lang po! tell us or teach us, lol!

  • Karen Joe Lacida-Dacudao

    So what do you call it?

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