- Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado gets six months suspension from the Office of the Ombudsman
- His suspension came as a punishment for “disgraceful and immoral conduct”
- The case rooted after a nude photo and sex video showing him and a woman surfaced on social media in October 2014
Re-elected Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado was slapped with a six-month suspension order by the Office of the Ombudsman for “disgraceful and immoral conduct” after a nude photo and sex video showing him and a woman surfaced on social in October 2014.
“Wherefore, judgement is rendered finding respondent Edgardo Tallado administratively liable for Disgraceful and Immoral Conduct for which he is meted the penalty of six months suspension and one day without pay,” the Ombudsman decision partly read.
As such, the Ombudsman also authorized Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento to immediately implement the decision, an article published by GMA News Online dated September 1 mentioned.
According to the anti-graft body, the punishment accorded to Tallado was stated in the administrative rules written under Republic Act 6770 or the Ombudsman Act of 1989.
The Ombudsman said that the decision was based on the complaints filed by a certain Joel Banal, who accused the official of committing immoral acts by having an illicit affair with other woman.
Tallado’s case became one of the most sensational news in 2014 specially when his wife, Josie Tallado, whom he reported as missing then, appeared in public and revealed she escaped from their home after being threatened by her husband.
Josie Tallado said then that her husband got very mad at her after photographs of his alleged mistress were posted on social media. She said her husband has accused her of being behind the release of the photographs and a sex video. She denied the allegations.
In addition to this, the Liberal Party also expelled Tallado for a “grossly immoral act” after his alleged extramarital affair with a young woman was exposed in social media.