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CamSur guv in sex scandal faces disqualification

Nov 30, 2015 @ 11:26

Just when he thought everything’s over, re-electionist Camarines Sur Gov. Edgar Tallado faces another trouble: a disqualification case filed by a priest.

Fr. Sofronio Albania has filed a petition before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) asking that Tallado be disqualified from seeking re-election next year because he would be violating the three-term limit.

The priest added the governor disgraced the province after being involved in a sex scandal with his alleged mistress in October last year.

Scandalous pictures of the duo were leaked online by Tallado’s wife Josefina, which subsequently resulted to Tallado being ejected from the Liberal Party (LP), aside from a one-year-suspension imposed by the Ombudsman.

Tallado and his wife eventually reconciled; Josefina is even running for 1st District representative under her husband’s ticket.

Albania is a member of the Apostolic Catholic Church Of Divine Trinity Missionary International under the United Front Against Corruption, according to ABS-CBN.

Tallado insisted he is qualified to run for another term again. He is now with the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

“Ako naman po ay hindi na magpa-file ng candidacy kung alam kong ako’y madi-disqualify lang din naman po. Hindi na po ako magpapagod, magpapakagastos,” he said in a DZMM interview.

The governor cited the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in 2013 which ruled that he did not serve a full term after winning the 2007 elections through recount.

Tallado said Albania is being used against him by his political rivals. He refused to give names.

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