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MMDA chair apologizes to rights groups over Playgirls issue

Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - October 6, 2015 - 9:31pm

MANILA, Philippines - Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino on Wednesday apologized to womens' rights groups for the "Playgirls" incident last week.

Tolentino reportedly invited the Playgirls to perform during the birthday party of Laguna Rep. Benjamin Agarao Jr.

READ: Not the first time for LP, Playgirls

The MMDA chief also apologized to Agarao and the Liberal Party (LP), particularly its standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, citing that he had no control of the situation.

Tolentino told reporters he wants his name removed from the LP's senatorial lineup.

Meanwhile, Gabriela Womens' Party called for the resignation of Tolentino as there is "no place for raunchy macho officials" in the government.

 

 

The twerking incident of the said girls in scantily clad outfits earned public outrage, pushing the administration party to investigate the incident.

RELATED: LP to probe ‘sexy dancers’ incident in Laguna event

AGARAO AND THE LIBERAL PARTY BENJAMIN AGARAO JR. CHAIR FRANCIS TOLENTINO COM GABRIELA WOMENS HREF LAGUNA REP METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY QUOT TOLENTINO TWITTER
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