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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.”

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