Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte clarifies about his “wife” gambling at Resorts World: "That was my ex-wife"

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At the height of the Resorts World Manila (RWM) attack issue, Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte comes out to confront the swarming accusations that his wife was at RWM gambling when the attack happened.

Pulong’s wife, Councilor January Duterte, was with her kids and children at home during the time of the attack at the sieged casino.

Witnesses who claimed seeing his wife could have possibly made a mistake because it was his former wife, Lovelie Songkala Sumera, who was at RWM gambling at the night of the vengeful gunman’s shootout.

Pulong confirmed that this could undoubtedly be the case since Sumera still goes around identifying herself as the legal wife of Pulong.

With the RWM attack in focus, Pulong accuses Sumera of dragging her pseudo-wife status and their children into the controversy to “attract pity”.

While Pulong expressed his grief and sympathy over the casino tragedy, he asserted that it was only right that the public knows the truth.




In his full post on Facebook, Pulong said,

"Only the truth. No matter how offensive it is.

The statement I released related to reports that my wife, Councilor January Duterte, was among those trapped inside Resorts World Manila was intended to clarify, correct, and inform the public of the truth:

1. That my wife was not gambling at the Resorts World Manila at the time of the attack. The reports were impossible because Councilor January does not go to the casino because she does not gamble. That night, she was at home with me and my children.

2. That people could have mistaken my ex-wife, Lovelie Songkala Sumera, for Councilor January Duterte. And this is precisely because Lovelie Songkala Sumera continues to introduce herself as my wife.
And true enough, Lovelie Sangkola Sumera was at the casino complex that night it was attacked.

Now that I offered to tell the truth, she has the audacity of portraying herself as the victim, dragging our children into it -- apparently to attract pity.

Again, this would have not happened if she only stopped misrepresenting herself as a Duterte or if she had been decent enough to stop introducing herself as my wife.

Among many other things, I was called thoughtless for pointing out the truth about her and how she relishes being called my wife. I would say defending my name, my children, my family is far from being thoughtless.

While we are saddened by the tragic attack and we share the grief of the families of the victims, it should not stop us from doing our other duties, especially to the public. We should not deny the public the truth that they deserve.

Lovelie Sangkola Sumera has apparently taken offense over the clarification that I made.

I'd say the truth is really offensive."


Source: Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Facebook Page


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