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CamNur guv in viral sex scandal cleared of immorality case

Jul 24, 2015 @ 1:08

Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado has been cleared of immorality charges over the controversial sex scandal he was involved with last year.

Citing lack of probable cause, the Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the complaint of disgraceful and immoral conduct, Article 200 of the Revised Penal Code, filed against the governor by one Jonel Revuelta Banal.

The Ombudsman said it  found no merit in the case filed by Banal, saying he is not a  party to the couple and that the matter is a family problem that can be resolved on their own or in a right forum.

“In this instance, the said allegation has not been proven due to lack of testimony of the first lady to the Office of the Ombudsman, which is considered hearsay on the part of Mr. Banal, that could not be presented as evidence in the court,” the resolution said, referring to Tallado’s wife Josefina.

The  ruling was signed by Preliminary Investigation and Adjudication Bureau Director Nellie Boguen-Golez and approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

In his complaint, Banal cited Josefina’s pronouncements in the media about Tallado’s illicit affair.

In October last year, Josefina came out in national television and exposed her husband’s extramarital affairs.

She also made public the compromising photos of the governor with another woman that went viral on social media.

She narrated how she escaped from their house accompanied by a friend because she feared Tallado was going to kill them, as the governor was allegedly so enraged because he believed his wife and her friend were the ones who posted his photos with the other woman on Facebook.

The couple has reconciled during Tallado’s 52nd birthday party held in Daet early this month.

Tallado is running for another term as Camarines Norte governor in the 2016 elections.

But he was expelled from the Liberal Party (LP) on June 15 over the extramarital affair scandal.

The expulsion was based on the complaint of immorality filed by Daet Mayor Tito Sarion.

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