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Albay VG Lagman hits police for ‘regressive and ignorant’ comment about LGBTQ community

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Albay Vice Governor Edcel Grex Lagman scored the Philippine National Police for its “regressive and ignorant” comments about members of the LGBTQ community.

This came after a police officer commented that gay men become straight when intoxicated in connection with the investigation of the death of a flight attendant.

“LGBT supporter po tayo. My legislative record will bear this out. So i can speak on this matter without being accused as offensive,” Lagman said.

“Kaya itong si PNP trying too hard na naman to be witty, di naman. Masyadong tongue in cheek and it’s not helping their reputation for bungling investigations. Especially with statements like ‘ang bakla pag naka-inom ng alak nagiging lalake’. So regressive and ignorant nemen,” he added.

Lagman said that based on his experience, gay men tend to show more their feminine side when drunk.

“Kaya minsan nasasabihan ko pag medyo ‘lumalambing’ na na: ‘pare, friends tayo ha?’. Bading pa kaya pag may tama na? They get to be more in tune with their femininity. And I’m sure that this observation is shared by many. Maging honest lang tayo. Because alcohol can make most people, regardless of sexual orientation, less inhibited. PNP, ayus-ayusin niyo ha? Korni niyo, eh,” he said.

“Pero at least medyo gaganda koleksyon ng sin tax ng BIR kase may mga desperado na papatol sa magic potion ng alak na pinagsasabi ninyo,” he jokingly said.