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Lodi! Atienza hails Duterte’s stand on divorce

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Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza extolled the stand of President Rodrigo Duterte on the highly divisive issue of divorce bill.

The former Manila mayor could not contain his happiness upon learning that Duterte was against the passage of a divorce law.

“We admire President Duterte’s display of strength and character. Ang kanyang paninindigan laban sa Divorce bill ay magliligtas sa Pamilyang Pilino at mga susunod pang henerasyon. Maraming salamat President Duterte! MaBUHAY ka at ang pamilyang Pilipino!,” the veteran politiko said on his Facebook page.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday that Duterte was against the controversial bill after getting a unanimous vote from House committee on population and family relations.

“Ayaw po sana niyang magkomento pero since nagbotohan na naman sa kamara, ang Presidente po ay tutol sa divorce,” Roque said at a press briefing in Camarines Sur.

“Ang sabi po niya kawawa po yung mga anak, at kung magkakaroon ng divorce, mawawalan po ng karapatang magsampa ng kaso ‘yung mga asawa na pinabayaan ng mga asawa nila matapos silang mag-divorce,” he said.

“So, ‘yan po ang posisyon niya pero ang una sabi niya sa akin ‘no comment’ na lang tayo pero since nagtanong kayo at tapos na po ang botohan sa kamara ay ‘yan po ang kanyang paninindigan,” he added.