P-Noy too old to get married, says former Archbishop Oscar Cruz

(SPOT.ph) Citing statistics from church courts, former Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said President Noynoy Aquino, 51, may be too old to tie the knot, reports ABS-CBN News.

Cruz said "marriage is blending" for those 40 years old and above. "Two in one. Somebody who’s (40 or older) cannot blend anymore," he told ANC’s Headstart yesterday. He said statistics from church courts also showed that marriage isn’t for those 20 years old and below. "Marriage is a continuity. It’s a permanence and they easily change. It doesn’t suit their age."

However, Cruz said there could be exceptions. He added that the statistics are different for those who tie the knot for the second time.

Asked if Aquino would be a better President if he were married, Cruz said, "That I don’t know."

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Cruz’s comments are "increasingly becoming personal, bizarre and unfair." ABS-CBN News quoted her: "While everyone recognizes Archbishop Cruz’s credentials as a Canon lawyer, to the best of my knowledge, he is not a marriage counselor. Neither does he have a personal relationship with the President as to make a deductive conclusion regarding his personal life."

According to ABS-CBN News, Cruz handles the Catholic Church’s court of marriage cases and court of appeals.

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