Duterte spoke in defense of adultery
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte was supported by his close friend and political ally of the speaker of the house of Pantaleon Alvarez, who admitted that he had an extramarital affair. This reports the South China Morning Post.
The publication also notes that the first marriage Duterte was terminated.
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Currently, he is a long-term relationship with a woman named Honeylet of Avancena (Honeylet Avancena). While 72-year-old President has openly stated that he had a mistress.
Last week, Alvarez admitted that two of his eight children from his wife, and the rest from two other women.
Duterte called the statement sexist and added: “there are so many women and so little time. Importantly, in this situation, you could help your children”.
The President also added that in contrast to the majority of Filipinos profess Christianity, which allowed only one wife, Alvarez was not baptized, therefore this rule does not apply.
As the newspaper notes, the opponents of the head of state criticized his statement, saying that Muslims are allowed to have several wives, while adultery is a crime.