Alma Moreno says marriage to Salic still strong

Posted at 04/17/2011 8:31 PM | Updated as of 04/18/2011 11:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress-turned-politician Alma Moreno made a television appearance on “The Buzz” on Sunday to put an end to speculation that her marriage to Marawi City Mayor Sultan Fahad “Pre” Salic is over.

The Parañaque City councilor said she and Salic are still happy together.

“Sorry ho sa lahat ng nagsasabing hiwalay kami, sa Internet at sinong nagkakalat noon. Hindi ho kami hiwalay ng aking asawa. Kami pa rin po, sa awa ng Diyos,” she said.

She said people might have gotten an impression that they are no longer together because Salic stays in Marawi City, while she is in Parañaque and other places to attend to her duties.

“”Yon po ang pinagkasunduan namin. Hindi niya ako puwedeng patigilin, bilang maging asawa na lang niya at sumama sa Marawi. Hindi ho puwede,” she said.

“Ang Marawi City, sagutin ng mayor. So, ibig sabihin napakahirap ng isang responsibilidad ng isang mayor.”

She said she is happy and knows that she is the only one in her husband’s life.

“Masayang masaya ho, masayang masaya sa mga anak ko kahit nagkakasakit ako ngayon, sobrang pagod, namamalat, pero happy po ako. Ang alam ko ako lang at ako lang ang mahal ng aking asawa,” she said.

Moreno is the second wife of the Muslim mayor. Salic is also Moreno's second husband.

After her marriage to Joey Marquez was annulled, Moreno had a few brief relationships until she met Salic.

Their love story began when both attended a Philippine Councilor’s League event wherein Moreno served as the national secretary general.