By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Thursday reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte supports the same-sex civil union.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the remark after Pope Francis called for legislation for same-sex couples.
“The President has said it over and over again, pabor po siya sa isang batas na magre-recognize ng civil union sa same-sex relationships,” Roque said in a virtual presser.
Asked if such legislation can be passed under Duterte’s term, the secretary told reporters: “Recognition of the civil union has always been supported by the Presidente. Depende na lang yan sa prayoridad ng ating Kongreso.
“Pero with no less than the Pope supporting it, I think even the most conservative of all Catholics in Congress should no longer have a basis for objecting.”