Pres. Duterte supports third restroom for LGBTQ members, Panelo says

Pres. Duterte supports third restroom for LGBTQ members, Panelo says

President Rodrigo Duterte backs the third restroom for LGBTQ community

- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President expressed that during their talk

- Pres. Duterte also supports the passage of SOGIE bill

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President Rodrigo Duterte said that the members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community should have a separate restroom.

KAMI learned that according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, President Duterte supports the LGBTQ community.

In an interview on ANC, Panelo explained that he personally agreed that there should be a comfort room for the LGBTQ members.

"Sabi n'ya (Duterte) dapat meron nang third restroom for them. Pinag-usapan namin iyung kahapon," Panelo said.

“Hindi, tama naman ‘yun, e. Ako, I agree na dapat talaga may third rest room for them, para walang problema, ‘di ba? That will solve everything kasi papasok ka sa female, siyempre 'di rin kumportable 'yung mga babae, alam nila lalaki pala iyun. Ganoon din sa kabila. The best is you have a third restroom for them," he added.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the Palace called for respect to the LGBTQ members. Panelo also mentioned that the President supports the passage of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) bill.

The talk about the comfort rooms being used by LGBTQ members has been a hot topic on social media following the incident that happened to transgender woman Gretchen Diez.

Diez was barred from using the ladies’ comfort room by a janitress of Farmers Plaza. The incident drew flak from the netizens, lawmakers, and celebrities.

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