Ang Probinsyano representative punches restaurant employee in Albay

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) — The 18th Congress has yet to begin, but a neophyte lawmaker is already facing controversy after police said he attacked a waiter in a restaurant in Albay.

A police blotter report said Ang Probinsyano party-list Rep. Alfred Delos Santos punched Christian Kent Ecleo — a 20-year-old employee of Biggs Diner in Legazpi City, Albay — "without any apparent reason" at around 3:40 am July 7.

Ecleo, however, "luckily avoided" delos Santos' punch, according to the report.

The lawmaker was with three male companions during the incident, which was captured by the restaurant's closed circuit TV camera. CNN Philippines is trying to reach the lawmaker for comment.

His mother Grace delos Santos said "the truth will come out" on the incident that is now viral online.

Ang Probinsyano is among the 51 party-list groups that won in the May 13 elections. It secured two congressional seats.