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Lawmakers urges Chong to apologize to the First Lady

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Two lawmakers were offended by the recent ungentlemanly remarks of former Biliran lone district Rep. Glenn Chong toward First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, and thus asked that he make a public apology.

Reps. Robert Ace Barbers of Surigao del Norte and Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur slammed Chong’s remarks last Tuesday during the pro-Apollo Quiboloy prayer rally in Manila wherein he threatened to slap the First Lady.

“That is conduct unbecoming of a gentleman…Women’s Month pa naman,” said Barbers, chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs.

“Chong should apologize,” added the Nacionalista Party (NP) stalwart.

Pimentel, assistant minority leader of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), agreed in that Chong should seek forgiveness from President Marcos’ wife.

“I saw the video clip and I denounce his disrespect to the First Lady,” said Pimentel, a National Unity Party (NUP) stalwart.

“We demand a public apology for Chong,’ he further said.

Chong only served one term as Biliran congressman, specifically from 2007 to 2010. He sought re-election in 2010 and 2013, but lost twice to Rogelio Espina.

He ran for senator during the 2019 midterm election, but lost.


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