BINASAG na ni Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez ang kanyang katahimikan kaugnay ng pagkaka-link sa Kapamilya actress na si Ivana Alawi.
Sa isang Facebook post Linggo ng gabi, direktang sinagot ng politiko ang isyu at nag-sorry kay Ivana at sa pamilya nito.
Ani Mayor Albee, “I am fully aware of the video footage that has been circulating which unfortunately does not accurately explain why I was in Tokyo. I went there on a business trip as stated in my official travel order.
“Speculations involving Ms Ivana Alawi are untrue and only serve to put malice into what was clearly a chance encounter.
“I apologize to Ms Alawi and her family who have been unfairly dragged into issues concerning my private life. There is no truth to any and all the rumors spreading and I am setting the record straight to avoid further hurt and damage to them.
“Maraming salamat po,” pagtatapos ni Mayor Albee.