'Magsabi ka nang totoo': Waiter bullied by congressman demands public apology

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Posted at Jul 12 2019 07:41 AM | Updated as of Jul 12 2019 07:59 AM

MANILA - The waiter bullied by Ang Probinsyano party-list Rep. Alfred Delos Santos is demanding a public apology from the lawmaker who hit him in a restaurant in Legazpi City.

Delos Santos personally apologized to Christian Kent Alejo after closed-circuit television footage of him hitting the 20-year-old waiter went viral.

But Alejo said the party-list representative should go on the record to correct some allegations.

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"Pumunta siya dito, sir. Humihingi siya ng dispensa. Ang sabi ko, 'Kung hihingi ka ng dispensa, mag-sorry ka sa taumbayan na may media. Sabihin mo kung ano ang totoo,'" Alejo told DZMM's Kabayan.

Delos Santos earlier claimed that he lost his temper because the waiter was muttering unpleasant words catering to him and his friends.

Alejo denied this.

"Kitang-kita po sa camera... Paalis na po ako, tinawag niya po ako. Ang sabi niya sa akin, 'Bakit ang sama mo makatingin?'" the waiter said.

"Ang sagot ko doon, 'Di man po, sir,'" he said.

Alejo also clarified social media speculation that he was extorting money from the House member.

"Kahit piso wala kaming hiningi o kinuha sa kanila," he said.

The waiter earlier filed a blotter report against the lawmaker.

Ang Probinsyano Party-list has yet to say if the incident would affect the status of Delos Santos as its representative in Congress. Delos Santos is set to assume his seat in the 18th Congress on July 22.