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Duterte to certify SOGIE Equality Bill as urgent: Para happy sila!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill.

The measure seeks anti-discrimination on the basis of SOGIE.

“Yes. Whatever would make the mechanisms of… What — what would make them happy. Gusto ko kagaya kay — kay Senator Enrile — gusto ko happy siya,” said Duterte in a media interview Tuesday.

The Chief Executive had earlier vowed to work with Congress for the passage of the SOGIE Equality Bill.

Malacanang said it is also planning to hold a national convention, together with LGBTQ groups to serve as a venue for the members of the community to raise their concerns and for the government to come up with policy proposal to promote and protect their welfare.

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