By Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte said that there is nothing wrong with a marriage as long as both parties, particularly the groom, believes in its sanctity.
Duterte made the comment during a meeting with Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin in a hotel in Taguig City Wednesday evening.
The President’s meeting with the actor started off a bit showbiz when Baldwin asked Duterte about his opinion on the upcoming wedding of his daughter Hailey to Canadian singer Justin Bieber.
“During the start of the meeting, Mr. Baldwin asked the President’s opinion on his daughter’s (Ms. Hailey Baldwin) engagement to actor, singer, and songwriter Mr. Justin Bieber,” Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go said.
According to Go, the President gave a very fatherly response to the actor who is about to marry his daughter off.
“The President responded that as long as Mr. Bieber truly believes in the sanctity of marriage, Mr. Baldwin has nothing to worry about,” he added.
News of Hailey’s engagement with Bieber was confirmed by Hailey herself last month. Bieber also confirmed it through an Instagram post just hours later.
Stephen, the brother of actor Alec Baldwin, is in the country for his anti-drug film “Kaibigan” which is slated for a September release. The films is also reported to have an international screening.
The said film will star Baldwin and Filipino actors Jean Garcia and Cesar Montano, among others. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant Secretary Margaux Uson is also said to have a special participation in the film.
Reports said that Uson will play the role of a reporter who will report about the good things that are happening in the community.