LOOK: Gretchen Diez visits Malacañang, meets Duterte

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 19 2019 09:55 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday met transgender woman Gretchen Diez in Malacañang, a photo sent by Senator Christopher "Bong" Go showed. 

Malacañang has yet to provide details of the meeting.

Diez made headlines after she was detained by police in Quezon City when she figured in a scuffle with a mall personnel for using the female comfort room.

The incident has fueled talk over the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill which the Palace said the President would likely support.