Statement of Support on Gender Equality
I would just like to emphasize that I AM FOR EQUALITY. I respect the individual for what he or she is. It may be a challenge to fine tune society to a new reality but we will definitely strive to make sure that everybody treats everyone equally. I have friends and staff who are members of the LGBTQ+ community and they live and work really passionately and virtuously. They exert tremendous effort to make sure that they live their life with utmost pride. And I commend them for that. Our society should start acknowledging the members of the LGBTQ+ community for what they are and what they choose to be. We should not judge them based on the life they choose, rather, we must embrace them as members of our society. It's high time we end the stigma against them, for they are, after all, our fellow Filipinos.