Duterte defends adultery because it’s a ‘non-issue’ in Philippines where divorce is outlawed

President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avancena. Photo: EPA

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced criticism on Wednesday for defending adultery by a powerful political ally.

Duterte had said that like himself, House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez - who has made public his extramarital affairs - had “many wives”.

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