President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez “can take as many wives as he wants.”
“Puro kami Intsik dito, mga mixed. Kaya when he was bannered to have several wives and the press was attacking him
right and left, sabi ko do not waste your time about the behavior of Alvarez. He can take as many wives as he wants,”
Duterte said in a speech at the 2018 Eid’l Fitr celebration in Davao City.
“Sometimes, he’s a Christian, sometimes he’s a Muslim. Depending on the situation.”
In February, Alvarez introduced his girlfriend as his current wife during a public speaking engagement in Davao del Norte.
Alvarez has been involve with another lady in spite of being hitch to Emelita Apostol Alvarez.
He had asserted he was not disregarding any law as he was an individual from the Manobo clan that permits polygamy.
As per the administration site of Bukidnon, where the vast majority of the Manobo clan are based, a Manobo part may “take another spouse just if the principal wife and her folks assented.”
“We are thankful for the information give by the local populace every time the bandits come to the area,” Pabayo said.
“This only shows that the people is fed up of the menace by the ASG and because they want to move forward towards peace and development in their locality.”
Meanwhile Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, commander of Western Mindanao, said they have been conducting intensified operations against ASG.