- Ang Probinsyano Rep. Alfred delos Santos made a public apology to the waiter he punched
- However, Christian Alejo said that the new lawmaker was not telling the “truth”
- Alejo also denied the speculations that he was extorting money from Delos Santos
Ang Probinsyano party-list Rep. Alfred delos Santos personally visited Christian Kent Alejo, the waiter he punched
KAMI learned that Delos Santos also made a public apology on the radio. However, Alejo said that the lawmaker was not telling the "truth."
In an interview with DZMM Teleradyo, Delos Santos shared his side of the story. He said that he heard Alejo say something offensive when he was fixing the placemat.
With that being said, Delos Santos reiterated that it was still his fault.
"Kahit ano pong nangyari alam ko pong mali ako and nawalan ako ng temper so inaamin ko na mali po ako at humihingi po ako ng paumanhin," Delos Santos said.
"Gusto ko lang mag-apologize lalo na sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya sa ginawa ko, sa sambayanang Pilipino, pasensiya na po at na-fail ko po yung sarili ko bilang public servant. I have no excuse only regret," he added.
However, Alejo said that Delos Santos was not telling the “truth.”
"Pumunta siya dito, sir. Humihingi siya ng dispensa. Ang sabi ko, 'Kung hihingi ka ng dispensa, mag-sorry ka sa taumbayan na may media. Sabihin mo kung ano ang totoo,'" Alejo said.
"Kitang-kita po sa camera... Paalis na po ako, tinawag niya po ako. Ang sabi niya sa akin, 'Bakit ang sama mo makatingin?'" he added.
Alejo also clarified that he was just extorting money from the new congressman.
"Kahit piso wala kaming hiningi o kinuha sa kanila," he said.
In a previous report by KAMI, the Ang Probinsyano party-list has commented over the viral incident of Alejo. They vowed to investigate what happened and give the right consequences for Delos Santos should they prove that it was an “unprovoked attack.”
Delos Santos was caught in a CCTV footage punching Alejo while dining in a restaurant in Albay. The waiter immediately filed a police blotter against the congressman.
The Ang Probinsyano party-list won in the May 2019 polls. Delos Santos is set to assume his seat in the House of Representatives on July 22.
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