video credit to DZMM
METRO MANILA (MDN National News digital, July 12) - A newly-elected partylist representative is now in hot water for allegedly hitting a waiter inside a diner early morning on July 7, in Legazpi City, Albay.
'Ang Probinsyano' Partylist Representative Alfred Delos Santos' alleged 'irresponsible action' against a waiter, Christian Kent Alejo, was caught on CCTV camera and it went viral on social media.
On Thursday, Congressman Delos Santos said sorry to what he did when he was interviewed at DZMM TeleRadyo.
Based on July 7 CCTV video footage, four customers of a diner where the victim works as a waiter were enjoying each others company, while waiting for their food. The waiter, CK Alejo started serving them by placing a table placemat when the Congressman stand up and hit him in the head but the waiter luckily avoided it.
The congressman in an interview over DZMM confirmed he was indeed the man caught on camera while hitting the waiter.
But he denied hitting the waiter in the head but instead he clarified he was only pushing the cap of the water.
He said he had failed to control his temper when he told the waiter to put the table placemat in order and the waiter allegedly murmured something.
The newly elected congressman said "Kahit ano pong nangyari alam ko pong mali ako and nawalan ako ng temper so inaamin ko na mali po ako at humihingi po ako ng paumanhin."
"Gusto ko lang mag-apologize lalo na sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya sa ginawa ko, sa sambayanang Pilipino, pasensiya na po at na-fail ko po yung sarili ko bilang public servant. I have no excuse only regret," he said during media interview.
The congressman said he went to the house of Alejo and personally asked for forgiveness and the waiter also accepted his apology.
But in separate interview with Noli de Castro, the waiter clarified that he would accept his apology if the congressman will do it on public and with the presence of the media people and also reveal what really happened.
"Sabi ko sa kanya tatanggapin ko po ang apology niya kung gagawa siya ng public apology sa akin, at sa sambayanang pilipino," the waiter told Noli de Castro.
He said he knew the companions of the congressman because they are regular customers of the diner, but not the congressman. He only knew him when the management informed him that he was the newly-elected congressman of 'Ang Probinsyano partylist.'
Representative Delos Santos said he is ready to face whatever consequences of his actions. If his partymates dislodge him he is willing to accept it. But he wants to ask for a second chance to prove himself that he's not a bully as tagged on him on social media.
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