NOVALICHES Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani is ready to give President Rodrigo Duterte P10 million if the Chief Executive would be able to prove that he has two wives.

The Catholic prelate noted that he would give P5 million for each of the woman that the Chief Executive can produce, adding that he is willing to loan the amount.

“Unang-una saan nakuha ng presidente yun? Alam mo, kung makapag-produce ang presidente ng kahit na isang asawa ko, bibigyan ko siya ng limang milyong piso. Kahit mangutang ako, kung maka-produce siya ng dalawa, makaka-sampung milyon ang presidente natin," he said in an interview over Radio Veritas.

With this, Bacani reminded the President to be cautious and "not to suppress" the truth by "spreading lies and betraying other people."

"Pero huwag naman niyang lalabanan ang katotohanan sa pamamagitan ng kasinungalingan at paninira ng kapwa. Maghunos-dili naman siya, presidente siya, hindi naman ordinaryong tsismoso,” he added.

The retired prelate also advised Duterte not to degrade his position by believing in rumors.

“Kapag ganyan, masyado niyang dini-degrade ang pagka-presidente, bumababa ang tingin ng tao sa presidente na tsismoso, mali pa ang tsismis at hindi pa totoo. Ang tagal nang maraming nag-aakusa sa akin ng mga iba-ibang bagay, pero pagkakaroon ng asawa, hindi pa ako inakusahan ni minsan," Bacani said.

On Tuesday, the President lambasted the Catholic prelate for having two wives. (FP/SunStar Philippines)