- Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza offered to help the janitress involved in the CR issue
- He said that he would help her find a new job
- Atienza also shared his thoughts over the passage of SOGIE bill
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Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has aired his support to help the janitress who barred transgender woman Gretchen Diez from using the ladies’ restroom at Farmers Plaza.
KAMI learned that Atienza wanted to offer a new job to the janitress.
"I’d like to offer you a job. Tutulungan kita makahanap ng bagong trabaho. Gumamit ka ng common sense," he said, as reported by the ABS-CBN News (author Report RG Cruz).
"Ginigiit ng isang grupo na bagamat may bilang sila yung pinaglalaban nila para bagang baguhin natin ang pag-uugali, ang takbo ng buhay sa Pilipinas, na tanggapin natin at i-adjust natin ang lahat doon sa kanilang mungkahi at personal na kagustuhan. I'm talking about the LGBT community," he added.
Atienza has also commented over the urge of the LGBTQ community to pass the SOGIE bill.
“I will defend the rights of anyone who belong to the LGBTQ+ community, but do not impose on the other party, do not impose on the household even, do not impose on your community,” Atienza said.
“Definitely, do not impose your own thinking sa ating bansa by making a law,” he added.
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In a previous report by KAMI, CIBAC party-list Representative Bro. Eddie Villanueva has filed a bill seeking to probe the incident involving Diez and the janitress. However, this time, the focus is on the statement of the janitress.
The issue stemmed from the incident when the janitress prohibited Diez to use the women’s comfort room and she was detained by the police.
José Livioko Atienza Jr. or popularly known as Lito Atienza used to be the mayor of Manila City. He was also the host of GMA’s long-time running show, “Maynila.”
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