Pwede naman pala! Duterte says Alvarez is a Muslim so he can have many women
President Rodrigo Duterte has practically saved House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez from the scorn he has been receiving over his admission he has a girlfriend outside of marriage.
In his speech at the inauguration of the Metro Manila Development Authority’s Crisis Monitoring and Management Center Tuesday (April 4), Duterte said Alvarez’s affair should be a “non-issue” because he is a Muslim.
“Speaker Alvarez is not a Catholic. He’s just like me, his grandfather Chinese. Ang nanay niya Kalagan, Muslim. Those are the Muslims of Davao,” Duterte explained.
“Kaya maski magsabi iyang Bebot na iyan, marunong iyan. Sabi niya, lima, apat na. Walang tayong magawa. He never converted to Christianity,” he added.
Alvarez has drawn flak for admitting he is in a relationship with Jennifer Vicencio even though he is still legally married to his wife.
The Speaker also said he fathered eight children with three different women.
Duterte earlier said there is nothing wrong with Alvarez having a girlfriend since most politikos have one anyway.