It’s official: Koko Pimentel, wife part ways


Senator Koko Pimentel: Ended marriage. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The announcement came quietly and was almost drowned by the day’s highly charged events at the Senate impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday confirmed that he had separated from Jewel May Lobaton, his wife of almost 12 years, with whom he has two sons.

“This may well be the most difficult public pronouncement I will ever be making in my entire life. And painful too, as every separation involves a certain degree of pain,” the senator said in a statement e-mailed to reporters Tuesday night.

“I confirm my separation from my wife of close to 12 years, Jewel May Lobaton. We have been living separately since November 2011.”

“I tried my best to resolve our differences for the sake of our two boys but have failed to do so. Now that we have separated, my main concern is the welfare of the boys,” the senator added.

Pimentel sought “prayers from my supporters and the understanding of our people whom I serve.”

“I want to assure them that this situation will not affect the discharge of my duties as a senator,” he said.

Beauty queen

Rumors first began circulating earlier this year about Pimentel’s separation from Lobaton, the 1998 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe pageant winner.

The earlier buzz in the House of Representatives was that Pimentel had lost his spouse to a fellow lawmaker, Bacolod Representative Anthony Rolando T. Golez Jr., a doctor who served in the Palace during the Arroyo administration.

Sources said Golez and Lobaton, a native of Bacolod, had been frequently seen together at restaurants and malls outside Metro Manila. The two were also reportedly working together on various projects, including a feeding program.

Golez used to be the chief of the National Disaster Coordinating Council and a deputy spokesperson of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He ran under the Nationalist People’s Coalition in the 2010 elections.

Pimentel then chose not to speak on the matter, at one point telling the Philippine Daily Inquirer that his marital affairs were “not news.” Golez also declined to comment.

In March, Pimentel’s father, former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., gave hints of the status of his son’s marriage.

“Both of them need the prayers of friends and family to rectify whatever error they might have committed against their marriage vows,” the elder Pimentel said of the couple in a text message to the Inquirer.

“The parties are adults. They should be able to give you a much better explanation than I could ever make,” the former senator added.

Sources close to the family told the Inquirer that the younger Pimentel had already moved to a rented condominium unit with his two sons.

The sources said the couple’s marriage had been on the rocks even before Pimentel was proclaimed senator on Aug. 12, 2011, three years after pursuing an election protest against Juan Miguel Zubiri. With reports from Gil C. Cabacungan and Carla P. Gomez, Inquirer Visayas

Originally posted: 9:43 pm | Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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  • History

    ah ok

  • KenKhoy

    single narin si chiz…………………..bagay 

  • paulmart

    uso na pala ngayon yan. sino pang senador ang may problemang ganito.

  • Guest

    Is it not time to legalize the divorce in the Phils?

    • Karabkatab

      Wag naman Vangie, lugi kami dyang mga “stick to one”..

  • noel

    di ko na iboboto si pimentel akala ko pa naman eh ……………..matino……………nangiiwan ng asawa……….naging senator lang………………

  • JamesBond2

    Hindi sila compatible.  Ung isa mayabang, ung isa hindi.  Hehehe.  

    Seriously speaking, its the children who are negatively affected.

    • adrenalyn_high2011

      …children are usually the unfortunate collateral damage/victims of marriage break-ups…

  • 1tiago2bangkilan3

    kung sa isang tao hindi ka makakasundo…


    Shhhhhhhh………. Madaming din senador dyan, single by night! Miracles do happen. LOL.

  • PorkbarrelTwins

    huh single na din si koko  .  bagay sila ni abnoy ?? hmmmmm

    • adrenalyn_high2011

      okay yan…PNoy, Chiz…and now, koko….pwede na magtayo ng Singles Club…..

  • wawa2172

    While Pimentel sieges the moral values of his nemesis now it can be told that he himself cannot even handle the situation in his own family. Nobody is perfect as he may say but somehow he portrayed a role of being upright but nonetheless not able to hold his family together. His life like Chiz is almost showbiz. Koko could win in the senate because the people of this country except those from Cagayan de Oro City do not know this intellectual but super brat personality. He could not win as Mayor of the city of golden friendship because he is “hambugero” to many cagayanon. He has live a luxury life in Manila than in his hometown in Mindanao. Migs fault is being with the party of the little lady then but he has done a lot of good deeds than Koko. If Koko is not able to keep his family together then how much more his capability to political positions. Nene Pimentel I guess did not brought his bar topnotch son to be a brat son but Koko is a different man and his hatred of Megs personifies his ability to be unforgiving fellow. Hindi ito showbiz Koko at wala akong pakialam sa buhay ninyong mag asawa but you should tell the people the kind of husband you are to your wife. If you cannot love your wife till etermal life how much more the Filipino people. 

    • Mona

      he could not win as mayor in cagayan de oro city because he is not a cheat like emano. alamin nyo naman kung ano ang tunay na nangyari sa 2001 elections. pati menor de edad pinabuto ni emano. you preferred emano over koko because maybe like emano you are a cheat as well.

      • wawa2172

         mao ba…let koko run again in CDO as mayor…i am sure he will not win..sorry

  • Karabkatab

    Aba marami rami na rin ang mga separated sa Senate ah!! Taliwas sa motto ng Politics: “Politics is addition, not subtraction not division”

  • joeldcndcn

    how can a person lead his people when he himself had failed in leading his own life & family, tsk, tsk, tsk?  many should not be convinced of a person’s ability for public service but could not serve his own family well, watch out for these people, he,he, he?

    • Ana

      illogical. There are a lot of great leaders who miserably failed in their personal relationships. In the same way that there are leaders who are able to bring up a good family but failed in terms of governance.

      • Harry

        Leaders that enjoy good family relationship are still the better leaders.

    • adrenalyn_high2011

      …..a good and able leader must be a good family man; how is he expected to manage a larger group of people if he cannot manage well his own household?….( there is a biblical basis for this qualification)…

      • Mona

        You mean to say even if a wife cheats on her husband, the husband still has to keep his family united at all costs? Natutulog na sa bahay ng ibang lalaki you still keep it united? wow! may ganyan bang martyr dito sa mundo? punta ka sa bacolod ask ka. i sympathize with senator koko and i admire him for trying his best to keep the marriage intact. pero sobra na kaya sa tingin ko dapat tama na!

      • adrenalyn_high2011

        hi, mona…please don’t take the rule to be absolute…siyempre iba na ang usapan kpag infidelity na ang dahilan…(I personally believe kpag pumunta sa kabilang bakod ang babae ay mas dapat sisihin ang lalaki kc napabayaan nya ang kanyang obligasyon sa kanyang kabiyak…on very rare occassions,  I witness women who flirt just to find more sensual pleasures on bed/ malandi…pwede pa ang mga lalaki na mostly polygamous in nature…naghahanap pa ng ibang putahe)

  • superpilipinas

    Eh hindi naman talaga karapat-dapat sa Senate yan…a subscriber to political dynasties.

    Please lang…don’t reelect. Please keep in mind, there are tens of millions of Filipinos to choose from. Why elect a man who could not even unite his own family? 

    a man who made a wrong judgement and commitment for his life will make thousands of wrong judgements for the country and will not sacrifice to abide by his commitments. simple as that.  

  • Harry

    Can he really discharge his duties rationally? Anger and hatred are very visible in almost all of his actions.

  • $18209031

    This fcker is a joke. 

  • $18209031

    Wala siyang ginawa yung naglunup at flooding sa Cagayan de Oro. Paiklats lang ito gaya ng daddy nya.

  • javamanonly

    buti pa si CJ Corona..hanggang ngayon nag mamahalan…walang kupas…maybe for senator!

    • superpilipinas

      kahit for barangay captain, hindi pwede si Corona.

    • dead_pixel

      CORONA for SENATOR!!!

    • Frank Eru

      Agree – is agood family man

    • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

      stick together for better or for worse si mr & m$ corona dahil PARTNERS IN CRIME ata yan ! 

  • superpilipinas

    “Section 1. The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.”Section 2. Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.
    Therefore it is clear that Pimentel would not be able to support this part of the constitution in his capacity as a member of Congress.

  • coronapig6

    … so there are now two young senators who dearly love kuno their constituents despite their broken family relationships …. Escudero and this Pimentel guy… They are in effect telling us that even their family union has crumbled to pieces still the course of their daily work is not affected! Hahaha! Nobody believes these people.They are only fooling themselves!  How pathetic!  

  • Sky Blue

    parang ung sinabi nya sa isang article kahapon, “if you are insensitive to your partner’s sentiments, then better break the partnership”  ahaha

  • Menyet

    Sometimes it is happening to you this type of test in life. It is not yet the end of the world. Consider it a test how to rule and judge. Hope you can handle this difficult situation. I know that your wife you send her to medical school but she cannot pass the board examination. Is that the cause of your separation? And Dra De Jesus is married already your former girlfriend. Just be a straight boy. She is happy with her husband.

  • flybizz777

    yawn… can be that difficult they have been living separately sin 11/2011…its just the formalities…moving right along…

  • dead_pixel

    Parang si noyAbnoy lang!
    Kunwari sila pa ni Shalani, pero pagkatapus ng campanya at election, wala na!!!

    • rodger66

      so si Pnoy ay si Jewel at si Shalani ay si Koko, ay bebengka !

  • Keith_P

    Eh kung ganyan ba naman ang karakas mo, talagang hihiwalayan ka rin eventually ng asawa mong beauty queen.

  • FernandoBusi

    Senator Cuckoo dapat cguro wag kana tumakbo eh problema ng pamilya mo di mo maayos yung sa bansa pa kaya … ni hindi ka nga naka tulong sa CDO eh…

  • AntiAko

    nang makaupo na sa senado biglang wala nang silbi ang asawa kaya hiniwalayan… this koko guy is something. he is just plain NOISY and acts like a SPOILED BRAT. mind you, he is also an ATTENTION GRABBER especially through media.


    • Tama Lang

       I am beginning to see the real Pimentel expecting that he maybe different but it seems Zubiri has more maturity and of Christian values than Pimentel.

      • noel

        oo nga……………..lakas pa ng loob na ipahayag sa tao………..christiano ka ba…………..di bale senator ka na………..u have the power kung iboboto ka pa ng tao………

      • duviz7533

        wala siyang power,daming siyang powder….apog niya makapal

      • bajingjing

        tama lang –
        tumpak na tumpak ang message mo!

      • Mona

        maturity and Christian value ba ang tawag mo sa pagkukunwari? Ang sabihing wala kang alam sa nakaraang dayaan pero sa bodega mo sa bukidnon nagmula ang mga pekeng balota? hahahaha!

    • Mona

      bayad ka ano? by the way you talk halatang bayad ka! Birds of the same feather flock together. Cheats love fellow cheats. ayaw nyo mabago ang halalan ng Pilipinas kasi masaya kayong tumatanggap ng pera tuwing eleksyon. I’ll vote the Pimentels whatever position pa ang takbuhan nila kasi totoo ang serbisyo at puso nila para sa bayan. At hindi sila namimili ng boto. Hindi rin sila nagbabayad ng election officers para baguhin ang resulta ng eleksyon.

      • AntiAko

        “bayad ka ano?” – this is the dumbest argumentation and is used only by one who plays deaf, blind, dumb, and fool and all at the same time.

        huwag mo akong igaya sa sarili mong nabibili. magkano ka ba sa panahon ng eleksyon? 200? 500? you are soooo CHEAP!!!!!

  • lilybugan

    ngayong single na siya malaya na silang mag isang dibdib ni Pnoy

  • zedle

    Another “closet queen” who used a beauty queen as a cover.  

    • bajingjing

      hahahaha.. ibang klaseng closet queen yang si koko… aside from sobra yabang..pandak na nga.. e panget pa!
      good thing at medyo nauntog si Jewel at natauhan din! 
      alright, Jewel!

      • Redny Sergio

        Who is ugly? The man who tried to work on his marriage or the woman cavorting with another man while she is still married? Maybe she is beautiful but also morally bankrupt!

      • Mona

        Buti kamo nauntog si Sen Koko at finally natanggap nya na walang pag-asa magbago asawa nya.

    • Redny Sergio

      Black propaganda mo lang iyan. Siguro si Zubiri ka.

  • jopal

     SA WAKAS   MERON NA AKONG PAG-ASA  NA LIGAWANG  ANG ISANG  JEWEL SA AKING PUSO NA MATAGAL KO MINAMAHAL   Kalas na siya sa poilitika  di na siguro masikmura ni jewel may ( my adorable queen) ang mga pasaring at  pagdala ni koko sa buhay may bahay at poliktika  pinili ni koko ang magulong buhay sa politika  kaysa  mahalin niya ang isang  babae na lubos din siyang minahal (noon  di na ngayon)  ha ha ha ha ha    ayusin mo muna ang iyong  problema sa pamilya   yan nawaal na ang iyong  asawa  ngayon  siguradso  na isa isa ng mawawala ang  boto ng tao sa iyo. ha haha ha ha ha ha ……………

    • Kyab Gon

       HwoY kahoY!
      CaCaribalin mo pa kwo ha? GRR
      SAKEN syA..pasensYa!

      Muuah to Jewel…and to all my fans!

      • jopal

        sige na nga kaibigang kyab gon  iyo na si jewel ayaw ko na sa kanya marami na tayo  baka  makuwan pa ako  ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha  ha

      • Kyab Gon


        muah to all my fans including Jewel.

  • disay

    Pano ba naman hindi maghihiwalay e tsinitsismis na yang si jewel kay cong. anthony golez dito sa bacolod. sabi nga daw e, nagkandaiwan ang sandals ni jewel dun sa bahay ni golez nung biglang me dumating na bisita. e biglaan, nataranta ngayon itong si jewel. maingay ang balita dito sa bacolod na merong hindi sinasabi sina cong doc anthony “tony” golez (yup, yung dating spokesman ni gma, kasi taga-bacolod yang pamilya ni golez) at si jewel mae. kayo kasi, minsan medyo tumawag-tawag naman kayo sa mga kamag-anak ninyo dito sa bacolod at nang updated kayo… hihihihi….. :)

    • cordapia

      oh my woe to jewel coz what she replaced her husband with is an ultimate social climber. pareho silang ambisyoso and ambisyosa. pa jam step jam step pa iba pala ang jina jam step nang mga gagong yan! to the wife of golez and to senator kokko….its really good riddance for you guys to lose them…..masskara queen meets social climbing congressman who would not have stood a chance of winning if not for his wife!!!!

  • Kyab Gon

    Cge Jewel..I will catch U!
    email mQ ha.

    • carlorocci

      Tanga, nasalo na ng iba…..hahahahahahaha…

      • Kyab Gon

         hUh? naunahan ako, Tangiii?

        Muaah 2all my fans!

  • noel


  • malaguena1940

    Who cares?

  • ati

    Ganyan talaga pag sobsob sa trabaho, at maraming problema sa bansa nakakalimutan nang mag toothbrush, mag deodorant, maligo…ayan nag hanap tuloy ng mabango at walang kili kili  power. .mahirap din maging politician….nakalimutan ang supply na viagra?

  • Oliver82

    ok you announce it on Public.. ok na yon. balik na uli sa trabaho!.. dali.. kadamidaming gayin, mga lablayf-lablayf pa nayan ang pumapasok pa sa kukute mo.. trabaho para sa bayan. Hayaan mo na yon.. malaki na sya at alam nya na ang ginagawa nya.

  • bajingjing

    it’s about time, Jewel… no need to get stuck with that ugly arrogant ex-hubby of yours!
    that sorry-looking ex of yours won’t get re-elected anyways… 
    go Jewel …  best wishes & more power to you!


    • Redny Sergio

      You seem like such a cruel person. You find joy in ridiculing a person who has opened up a painful experience in his ife. Who is the real UGLY in all of this? Is it the man who tried to work on his marriage or the woman cavorting with someone else while she is still married? Maybe a beauty queen outside but morally ugly inside!

    • bulbuli

      yung idol mo kaliwete, buti hindi muslim si koko kung pugot ulo nun… heeheeee…

  • prangka

    Artista lang dati ang gumagawa nito. Ngayon pati mambabatas na rin. Ibig sabihin normal na sa mga mag asawa ang pinag isa ay pedeng paghiwalayin.

  • Ponciano

    Just plain sad. Be strong and move on with your life. There is no blessing for people who betrays what God has planned for marriage. You will be alright.

  • manggoding

    It’s official: Koko Pimentel, wife part ways….

    It is proof that marriage between and man and woman is not working after all.
    It is now time to campaign for same sex marriage, maybe this kind of marriage will last till death do us part, and no kids or children will be left behind.

    On the other hand, what is happening to our lawmakers.
    Senator Chiz Escudero separated from his wife and now senator Koko.
    This goes to show that senators are not good lovers after all.

    • Jose Mariano Oliveros

      Manggoding, tama ka, siguro. Mga senators mahinang lovers. Pag siguro silang dalawa ni  Koko at Chiz baka ang marriage will last forever. Sa aking sariling haka haka lang. Usong uso na ngayon yong same sex marriage. Yong aming Tongcressman sa Quezon, nilayasan na rin ng kanyang asawa. Wawa naman. Okay naman siyang prosecuture ng 45 properties ni cj corona.

    • Jose Mariano Oliveros

      Manggoding, ang next problem ni Koko ang kung paano niya di-devorsihan ang Team-Binay. Nagwawala si Koko sapagkat gustong ipasok ni Binay at Pres. Joseph is Zobiri sa UNA. ngayon gusto na naman niya ang ikalawlang dibursiyo- sa politika naman. Ay nako problematic itong siKoko;. Sana, huwag niyang guluhin ang Team – Binay.

  • Margie

    I think it is time to allow divorce in the Philippines. It is a known fact that there are lots of cheating in our country and divorce will allow the faithful one to seek a better partner or remain single living peacefully.

  • sigena

    inuna kasi ni pimental yung pera sa comisyon hindi pamilya

  • Max

    a die-hard Catholic, Pimentel is against RH Bill, and probably had sex with her wife for procreation only, maybe this is the reason he was dumped.

  • wee

    that’s the risk he took when he married a beauty titlist.

    money can only make you look good for awhile. 

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Yan ang hirap at pait nang nasisilaw sa kasikatan, kayamanan at paghahangad ng magandang kabuhayan. Ganda ay ginamit upang pangarap ay makamit, pag-aakalang tunay ang pag-ibig ngayon ay nawalan ng init. Tunay na kalooban ng anak ni Nene, si Totoy pala ang tunay na nagmamay-ari! Tinatagong saloobin ay matagal din niyang nilabanan ngunit tunay na kulay noon lang nagdaang taon ito nalaman. Kaya’t kabayan huwag na nating hayaan sa susunod na eleksyon, isa na naman ulupong ang gustong sumira ng ating kabuhayan. Sariling pagkatao at pamilya ay hindi madisiplina, papaano pa kung buong Bayan lahat ng buhay ay nakasalalay. Piliin nating mabuti trapo ay isantabi bagay na matagal nang sumira sa ating minimithi.

  • Mister_Expose

    Power corrupts ones mind, character, and values.  Learn from it.  

  • Ulipur

    You have to dissolve the union when a partner is insensitive to the feelings of the other….Koko 

  • adminmycom

    Maganda yung timing niya. Matagal na pala silang separated, pero sinabay pa niya yung announcement sa walk-out ni Corona para siguro hindi mapansin.

    Anyway, i think as a lawmaker, he now has FIRST-HAND experience proof that not all marriages are meant to last. Maybe he can start contemplating about a Divorce Law.

    • silentpnoy

      very intelligent observation bro. great bull’s eye. he forgot there’s such a thing as “when the air clears” people start realizing something is wrong with his preference?

  • Rocky6076

    Gusto niyang humiwalay sa UNA iyon pala nahiwalay Siya sa unang asawa,ang pinag iinitan niya ay si Zubiri galit talaga Siya sa Hindi honest na Tao.

  • Mananandata69

    Really good moral value is eroding in this coountry. Even   leaders  who are suppoed to be good role models are doing the same thing.

    • adminmycom

      Kailan ba naging malinis ang mga lider dito sa Pilipinas????

      Paano magiging role models ang mga lider dito sa Pilipinas, kung ibinoboto sila ng mga tao hindi dahil sa leadership qualities, kundi dahil sikat sila.

      Mga botante dapat ang sisihin nyo dahil ang mga botante dito sa Pilipinas ay isang damukal na mga TANG— AAAA!

  • Mang Teban

    What is “official” with the announcement of separation?
    Was there a court-declared legal separation? Or, annulment of marriage?

    I pity the woman who has been put to public scrutiny when this matter about marital problems is best left confidential between the spouses. Was it got to do with national interest or with the requirements of the job of a senator?

    Tsimoso talaga ang mga Pinoy…sinasapubliko pa ang hiwalayan..parang dapat magkaroon pa ng magdiwang ang sinuman ang na-agrabiyado…ang babaw ng pag-iisip ng mga lalaking itong kinakailangan pang ibalita sa media.

    What lesson are we teaching our youth today? That it is fashionable to separate ways between married spouses and get it published in newspapers?

    • adminmycom

      Wala namang dapat i-react ang mga tao dito sa “announcement”. Wala namang sinabi si Koko na gayahin yung nangyari sa separation nila.

      Failed marriages, are facts of life. Just because your marriage failed, it doesn’t mean everyone should follow your footsteps.

      I think Koko’s announcement, was meant to assure his constituents that his family issues will not affect his duties as a Senator. Sinabi naman niya yun sa announcement niya.

      And besides, mas masahol pa si Erap dyan. Inamin niya na nagka-casino siya. Pera naman daw niya yun eh. Pero bakit binoboto pa rin sya ng mga tao.

      Ang pagkaka-alam ko, alam na ng mga tao na SABUNGERO si Pacquiao bago nila ito binotong Congressman.

    • juanditamad

      dapat lang malaman ng publiko para yung makakita sa babae na me kinakasamang ibang lalake, eh di na pagdudahan. it’s for the welfare of both parties, and to the third party of course :)

  • Philip Machika

    Paanong di maghihiwalay eh naiputan yata ni golez si kokorokoko matagal na. saka mas magaling si golez sa romansa kaysa sa kanya…sori na lang hijo…hanap ka na lang ng pogi dyan total yun naman talaga gusto mo.

  • Allan

    just like chiz escudero, how can these men hold the country together when they cannot even keep their marriages? gets nyo? never will i vote for shallow people like jinggoy, gringo, lapid, revilla, brenda santiago (76% sa bar exams?), bongbong, etc. and smart people but with loose morals or broken families like escudero, pimentel, villar, legarda, angara. 

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    pa-DNA mo rin boss koko yung mga anak mo bk nun ka pa nasingitan

    • Angelus Sales

  • bahog_itlog

    Di mo dapat ipangalandakan sa buong mundo Koko ang marital failure mo.

    • Goyong

      definitely, we should hear the side of ms. lobaton too. who knows senator might be having love affair with someone too.

    • silentpnoy

      agree ako dyan bahog_itlog. lumalabas na parang sya pa ang inaapi ng magandang asawa niya. e aping api na nga ang wife nya for he sounds like a “distraught woman”. tsk! tsk! tsk! when he let the story out—hindi naman sya ininterview tungkol sa gay life niya–he deliberately volunteered to expose his dark side…mga bading, di siya dafat sufortahan ng federasyon siya ay fake fa mhin mhin fa by marrying a beauty queen. eh ang dami dami na nila ngayon sa senado at palasyo…hello fenoy and ur trusted “male” advisers tito vhoy abunda, lacierda imbiyerna, Llmas, et al…ang dami nyo na hindi naman kayo nanganganak

      • Redny Sergio

        I think you are hired by Zubiri to spread baseless accusations. Because he cheats, he lies.

  • Herculian

    How can Koko Pimentel manage his office as public servant when he cannot even manage his own family to the better? He cannot even work with one so called enemy Migs Zubiri, and by this how can he work well with other people who do not like him for sure?  Politics must end when public service starts.  Sadly, all politicians cannot comfortably exercise such because all along it is money and power that count best while public service is just a coincidence.  In Koko’s situation, he may be too busy with politics and other bruhaha while keeping the family was just a coincidence.

    • adminmycom

      Sanay na ang mga Pinoy sa ganyan. It’s not really an issue. Binoto nga nila si Erap kahit ito ay babaero at mahilig mag-sugal sa casino. Napatunayan sa korte na sya pala ay nag-PLUNDER ng kabang-yaman ng Pilipinas, and yet ibinoto pa rin sya sa pagka-pangulo, 2nd place lang sya kay Noynoy. Tinalo pa niya si Villar at si Richard Gordon.

      So Koko’s separation from his wife, should be a non-issue to most Filipinos. Mas masahol pa si Erap diyan.

      • Herculian

        Hindi natapos ni ERAP ang kanyang termino kasi may kakulanagan ang pagpapatakbo ng liderato.  Kung anuman yung kakulanagan, alam nating lahat na marami yun at kasali na ang isyung pangpamilya resulta sa kanyang pagkababaero.  Patungkol kay Koko, inanunsyo na nya sa buong daigdig ang kanyang sitwasyon at sa kanyang pag anunsyo ay naging isyu na ito, whether we like it or not.

      • adminmycom

        Pero ang tanong pa rin: BAKIT BINOBOTO PA ULIT SI ERAP NG MGA PINOY ?????? Convicted na siya ng PLUNDER.

      • Herculian

        binoto nga, di naman nananalo.  yan ang klaro!

      • Herculian

        Wala namang pakialam ang mga Pilipino kahit sino ang manalo at uupo sa Malakanyang.  Mangmang pa rin hanggan sa kadulodulohan ang mga Pilipino sa pagpili ng liderato. Election in the Philippines is not really election – it is all about vote buying.  Kahit siguro aso o unggoy man ang tatakbo basta me pera mananalo o puwedeng sumali.  Ganyan kadali mapapaniwala at desperado ang pobreng Pilipino na kahit sa kakarampot na perang natatanggap sa eleksyon ay nabibingi, nabubulag, napipipi at nabobobo na at wala nang pakialam kung sino man ang mauupo sa upuan ng serbisyo publiko.

      • rodger66

        tanong mo sa taga Tondo kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng PLUNDER di ba’t matawa ka…sabi ng isang matanda Plunder means Babaero..siguro kaya binoto ulit !!!

    • Guest

      Hahaha…your comments are funny. Isa lang naman ang dahilan kaya nag hiwalay…ask senator nene. girl na girl na si koko baby pa lang…mata pobre ang nanay at ina-alipusta ang pamilya ng beauty-queen wife. nakakatawa nga doble kasi ang dinahilan–congressman ng bacolod? actually congresswoman din.ang nagpapakalat nito ang girl din na mayor ng MassKara City…mayor bing Leonardia, di ba dati sisters kayo ng congresswoman noong nakaraang election? ngayon pinalit mo na siya sa sister mo na senador…waah!!!

      • Bacolodgirl

        Nonesense like silentpnoy. You are one and the same. Malandi ang ex wife ni Sen Koko kaya hiniwalayan ng senador. Ang babae ay nakilaguyo sa congressman na sa pagkaalam ko ay may asawa rin.

  • mapicchu

    koko, you are coming up to be a big disappointment. i rejoiced when you finally got into the senate, justice done. but so new in the senate, you’re revealing yourself to be a real trapo already. clone ka ba ng tatay mo? i expected so much more from you, being a bar topnotcher at that. your pronouncements cant be trusted…and you chose to be involved in binay’s UNA? sayang ka. 

    • Mona

       mapicchu, why? what’s wrong with the service of nene pimentel? all local
      governments would not be enjoying the benefits they have now if not for
      the laws passed by senator nene at hanggang barangay yon.  binigyan nya
      ng karangalan lahat ng barangay workers. to whom do you compare him as
      far as excellence in legislative work is concerned? Nung ang lahat ay
      pumunta sa amerika para takasan ang martial law, si pimentel nnanindigan
      at ipinaglaban ang karapatan nating mga Pilipino.  Ikaw may nagawa ka
      ba para sa bayan at kung mamintas ka ang galing mo?

    • Mona

       Yong nakikipaglaban para malinis ang ating halalan at matuto ang mga mandaraya sya pa ang naging trapo? Anong klaseng pag-iisip yan!!!!  Ikaw yata ang hibang at gustong manatiling marumi ang halalan ng ating bansa.

    • silentpnoy

      totoo..nothing more

      • silentpnoy

        paano di hiwalayan ng asawa eh mas girl pa siya sa wife niya…hahaha

  • Phil

    Senator Pimentel I am sorry to hear about your separation. It must be painful to see a 12 year union end. I have been following you ever since I realized you always go for the truth especially when you didn’t let the electoral cheats off the hook. Salamat po for making a positive change to our sullied electoral system. You are one of the few who actually do something in our country at hindi lang puro reklamo. Because of the cases you actually filed yourself, nakulong ang mandarayang si GMA at ang corrupt na Abalos. Eh senador paano na po iyung nakinabang ng 4 years sa senado kahit hindi siya ang totoong nanalo? Bakit hindi nakulong at ang kapal pa ng mukha tumakbo muli?

    • adminmycom

      With regards to Zubiri, nag-resign siya. Technically, hindi naman napatunayan na natalo sa eleksyon si Zubiri. Wala rin siyang ginawang admission na natalo siya nung nag-file sya ng resignation. Wala ring ginawang paglilitis para malaman kung nandaya si Zubiri mismo. Maaring yung makinarya ng gubyerno ni GMA ang nandaya, in behalf of all of its candidates.

      So in essence, Zubiri can still run in the next elections.

      And besides, si Erap ay naging No.2 lang kay Noynoy noong last Presidential elections, kahit napatunayan sa korte na guilty siya ng PLUNDER. So kung kapal lang ng mukha ang batayan, hindi na yan pinapansin ng mga Pilipino.

      • Phil

        The senate electoral tribunal had a TECHNICAL count where Koko Pimentel led Zubiri by over 258,000 votes at hindi na ito na overcome ni Zubiri. Hindi kaya ni Zubiri to overcome kung hindi gagamitin ang mga pekeng Maguindanao votes na inamin na mismo ng Comelec official from Maguindanao na peke. So napatunayan na po sa korte na talo si Zubiri. It’s a fact! Hindi po iyon kuwento lang kung hindi court proven.

        Biggest beneficiary of electoral fraud si Zubiri. Wala siyang kinalaman? Owwwsss? Una number one si Chavit sa Magindanao tapos nawala ang mga election returns. Pagbalik ng election returns si Zubiri na ang number 1 sa Mauindanao at naagaw na niya ang number 12 slot from Koko Pimentel. Mabilis naman siyang prinoklama ng kurakot na Abalos. Really victim lang siya? Suwerteng victim naman iyon. Maniwala ako! Zubiri kadiri ka!

  • Rolly_Silentwater

    What’s wrong with these people…after chiz, now its coco…the problem with too much money and power, everything comes in handy…

  • randyaltarejos

    Into each own. No matter how lucky you are in other stages of your life, bad omen sometimes “comes like a thief in the night.” In some cases, it will catch us off-guard. What ‘s the use of having a successful career, beautiful partner and so forth when you fail in marriage, are minus factors that insult the masculinity of a man. 

    • adminmycom

      Hindi mo rin maiiwasan na mag-hiwalay ang mag-asawa. Kahit ba malinis ang budhi mo, kung isang psycho naman ang asawa mo……

      • BacolodBoy

         kung mas makati pa sa agbi ang asawa mo hihiwalayan mo!!!!

    • leubas

      how does it insults the masculinity of a man..can you elaborate further please!

  • randyaltarejos

    Patch up your marital differences before they get out of control.

  • Phil

    Senator Pimentel kung talagang your separation does not affect your duties dapat gawan ninyo ng paraan mapanagot din iyung nakinabang at umupong pekeng senador for 4 years. Bakit si Gloria nakulong na? Si Abalos nakulong na rin? Si Ampatuan nakulong. Si Bedol nakulong din. Bakit si Zubiri tatakbo pa ulit? Hindi pa po kumpleto ang hustisya.

    • adminmycom

      Bakit si Erap kakandidato pa sa pagka-Mayor ng Manila? Nasaan ang hustisya para sa taong nag-PLUNDER ng gubyerno ng Pilipinas ??????

      • indiots

        palabas lang yong plunder verdict against erap upang di na makabalik sa malakanyang. si gloia pa and the gang ang hindi gagawa ng paraan?

        saan ka nakakita ng pardon kaagad? kasi baka nakonsyensya, naagawan na ng pwesto, nasira na ang pagkato tapos ipakukulong pa nya?

        at saan ka uli nakakita na-convicted, walang kakutsaba?

  • Andres Bonifacio

    Similar to Chiz…cannot satisfy a woman?! How can they solve the country’s problem, if they can’t even have a stable family life?! Similar to Chiz…i guess getting older has its ED problems…LOL!

    • adminmycom

      So using your own reasoning, siguro naka-TATLONG hiwalay na sa asawa si PNoy kung pinakasalan niya yung lahat ng babaeng na-link sa kanya, starting with Shelani Soledad, then Liz Uy, then Grace Lee.

      Kung ang Presidente ng Pilipinas ay hindi maka-iskor sa mga babae, paano siya makaka-iskor ng mga investments para sa bayan? LOL

  • Mona

    very well said

  • bongbong39

    Ayan…tulad ni Escudero…professing to solve and help the country,,eh ang asawa nga di niya na control maglandi tsk, tsk, tsk,,tulad ni abnoy to may tulo ang utak gaya ni Kris may tulo..bwehehehehe

    • BillyGregory

      And you think your comment is helping any?  Get a grip on reality!

    • kabalens – titan

      the way you comment shows what kind of person you are. walang kwenta coz walang utak. are you a member of the gang of thieves at

    • boypalaban

      masarap ba yung burat mo nung maisubo mo?

  • Romulus Fenandez

    tooottttoototototototoot, natorotot si koko ni tonton, hahahaha

  • Genny

    That is very sad.

  • BacolodBoy

    hmmm tagal ng na tsismis kalandian ng babae na ito ng cong na ito sa bacolod!!!!!

    • silentpnoy


      • Bacolodgirl

        Silentpnoy is full of nonesense. Obviously malandi iyung asawa ni Sen Pimentel kaya hiniwalayan siya even if the senator tried his best to save the marriage walang laban sa kalandian ng babae. Iyung kinalaguyo na Congressman may asawa rin… Ang congressman at ang babae parehong walang morals.

  • Eman

    baka childhood sweetheart ni jewel may lobaton si Rolando T. Golez Jr. noon laging magkasama sa various project ayun nadevelop

    • BacolodBoy

       mag kasama sa kama pala di lang sayawan na sabi nila exercise!!!!!

      • lilybugan

        di ba sex exercise din? 

      • BacolodBoy

         yes dun sila expert siguro hehehehe

  • Night

    susme kawawa ka pala nasulutan ka!

  • JJF724

    People had no clue that 95% of woman had secrete and majority of them knows how to hide it.  We guys does have secretes too but we should avoid married woman at all cost!  It doesn’t matter if they keep on coming to you…  A lot of single ladies you know.

    • FernandoBusi

      married frustrated women are more vigorous … 

      • BacolodBoy

         malandi si babae at si tongressman pareho

    • juanditamad

       is your wife included in that 95%? :)

    • leubas

      mukha nga marami kang secretion….heheh

  • noel

    hehehehehehe……….kawawa naman si sen. coco napindihu………….pero baka tsismis lang yon…………..sen.baka puedeng ibaba ang pride nyo………..for the sake of your family…………..i know god is waiting you to reconcile…………siguro maghoneymoon ulet kayo baka sobra lang sa trabaho nyo……… humble to each other………… one is perfect siguro kahit igive-up nyo ang mga pangarap nyo just for the sake of your family ano ba naman yang tinitingala kayo pero wasak naman ang family nyo………….heheheheh kasi sayang yong 12 years na pianghirapan nyo……………….god bless both of you senator and madam jewel…………

  • juanditamad

     Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form …  (sabi ni Rumi)

  • Mona

    mapicchu, why? what’s wrong with the service of nene pimentel? all local governments would not be enjoying the benefits they have now if not for the laws passed by senator nene at hanggang barangay yon.  binigyan nya ng karangalan lahat ng barangay workers. to whom do you compare him as far as excellence in legislative work is concerned? Nung ang lahat ay pumunta sa amerika para takasan ang martial law, si pimentel nnanindigan at ipinaglaban ang karapatan nating mga Pilipino.  Ikaw may nagawa ka ba para sa bayan at kung mamintas ka ang galing mo?

    • mapicchu

       sorry mona, i didnt mean to hit on sen. nene pimentel. in a not derisive way, he is a trapo, being so very well versed in politics. i do admire him. but this koko is kinda different. i was happy to see migz concede his seat to koko, justice done. but what has koko done after that? parang ang dali nyang mabulag with power. his pronouncements are neither here nor there. his stand always has to be perceived properly. in clear terms, he is not transparent, therefore not honest. and he has chosen to join binay who is known to be korap. for all his intelligence kuno2, he should have realized he could handily win a re-election, more so without affiliating himself with binay.  if you;re a big fan of koko, lets just respect each other. i am really disappointed with him. wont vote for him if he stays with una. he will really, fully be corapted there.

  • $14141131

    He must have been too busy with his partisan politics affairs neglecting his marital affair. Partisan politics ruin minds and people. Zubiri must have already sent his sympathy to Pimentel who is starting to get greedy in  his political career. Power corrupts. Greed begets corruption.

  • $14141131

    Former GMA men are really sleek and dangerous. Nene had a taste of this. Sad to say, his son Koko failed to gauge that his wife is already on low batt or low batt on. Miserable lady!

  • KarmaGMA

    maraming babae sa mundo senator koko, don’t worry….

    • thunderbolt01

       Beauty queen ang gusto e, alam mo pa sa kanya.

  • lupanghinirang

    i wish you happiness senator. just be strong… God bless you.

  • JF

    talagang mahirap sila magkasundo dahil si koko ay cebuano si jewel ay ilongga kaya mas magaan ang loob ng isa dun sa kababayan nyang ilonggo.. 

    • indiots

      di pwede si miriam at drilon..

  • manggoding

    My advice….Don’t marry a Beauty Queen, Marry a Closet Queen.
    At least ma torotot man,torotot lang ang nakuha.

    On the other hand, Dalawang klase ang politiko sa Pilipinas.
    Politikong Babaero,at asawa ng politiko na Lalakero.

    • indiots

      it’s better, marry and lost a beauty queen, than not at all.

      after all, she gave two sons as you say, maybe presidentiables…

  • diaybalay

    It’s always heart rending to hear news such as this, especially when there are innocent children involved. If there is a silver lining in the story, it is the realization that beauty, wealth, power, and popularity—what the ordinary man does not posses—cannot keep a marriage from breaking apart. The whole thing makes you wonder if there is any secret at all in building a lasting marriage. I’ve asked this question myself a countless times. And it dawned on me that the strength of a marriage lies not in the intensity of the emotions of the spouses for one another, but on the couple’s unyielding decision to keep their marriage vows intact. Whatever the cost maybe. 

  • Barak_O

    i am a witness that koko’s wife shed buckets of tears during her talk to thousands of delegates in one conference in bacolod where she was a speaker. she talked about the ups and downs of her life and why koko was the knight who saved her, sort of…

    • yaptangcom

      Spoken like a hopeless romantic. Sorry to be a wet blanket or rain on your parade but PDI reports have it that there’s a third party involved: Rep. Golez. Ah, the tawdry and salacious lives of senators and congressmen, it’s the stuff that steamy and deceitful telenovelas are made of. Poor guy. He won back his senate seat but lost his love to someone else, so it seems. 

    • noel

      di naman gagawin ni jewel yon……….may ibang rason lang na patunayan siguro ni sen. koko…pero as far as i know she is god fearing lady sa hitsura pa lang…………..

      • $14141131


  • manggoding

    What is happening to our young Presidentiables…they are the future Presidents.
    They are bright, intelligent and lawmakers at young age.
    Just like Sen.Escudero, Sen.Pimentel separated. It means, filipino family values are eroding.
    Those family values are the recipe for success.
    Well, our young Presidential Timber as they say are not good timber anymore.
    Just like in illegal logging, they are being cut for kaingin or in vernacular, Naulingan na.

    The choice for future President is getting lesser and lesser.
    Escudero is gone, Pimentel is gone.
    So who else…..Jinggoy for President.
    As they say, No Choice

    • FernandoBusi

      ha ha ha 

      • caloyocoy

        lito lipad

      • FernandoBusi

        mas iboboto ko pa ata ang Tibong Jamby kesa dito … wala yata mapag pipiliian talaga. Wala ng morals and mga politico natin.

    • indiots

      consider allan cayetano.

    • rodger66

      it is because they are fans of Lady Ogag…i mean GAGA!

  • Ronwald Munsayac

    To all of you who had negative comments. Please let’s give Senator Koko Pimentel a break. What he’s going through right now is very difficult. What if it were you who was in his shoes? We have to give it to him that he is giving his everything in serving us. More than 4 years was stolen from him in the Senate and he is making up for lost time. He has achieved a lot in his 9 months in office. Let’s just pray for him and his 2 boys. Sana magtulungan naman tayong mga Pinoy.

    • FernandoBusi

      He can serve the country better by not running and just make sure his kids grow up to be decent people 

    • batangpaslit

      I am in full agreement with you, Bro. Those detractors are heartless and mindless.

  • pinoypenoy

    I wonder what the good bishop has to say about this.  I’m sure this is no better of an example to filipinos than lady gaga.

  • Raphael

    so, ayan pwede na magsama sina cheez at si koko! wala nang hadlang!ahihihihihihih

    • rodger66

      pwede threesome, dagdag si PNOY

  • esther


  • rb7oiralih


  • Dana

    Yun !!!!  Naputukan tuloy si Zubiri ng galit ni Pimentel. Kawawa naman si Zubiri.

    • indiots

      naawa ka dun? 4 nataong nakinabang s’ya sa pwestong hindi sa kanya?

      • batangpaslit


    • batangpaslit

      baliktad yata ang pag isip mo. dinaya ni Zubiri si Koko. kaya nga nagka problema ang tao dahil sa ginawa ng boyfriend mo—-boyfriend mo nga ba si Zubiri?

  • John

    Koko, You are not a good leader, family mo di mo kayang ayusin much more pa kaya sa bayan natin, so sayang yung BOTO ko sa iyo.I will encourage all my friends and relatives not to Vote for an Irresponsible Father.

    • Raphael

      kay jessica sanchez ka na lang bumoto!hehehehe

    • Bato’ng Bantilis

      Si Senador pa ang offended dito. Siya pa ang sinisisi mo. 

    • rodger66

      di natin alam kung sino ang may problema kaya huwag kang kukumpanya kaagad…you should be a responsible voter that means, know the facts before doing so…

  • cantonese


    • caloyocoy

      nasa babae yun..kundi ba naman makati..walang magagawa ang lalaki kung ayaw sayo ang babae.

      • rodger66

        huwag mong sisihin ang babae, kung di naman e mahina ‘yong manok mo di sana mangangati.Nilulumot na ‘ata pre kaya naghahanap !

      • cantonese

        Tama ka Rodger. Vibrator is not enough to fulfill the urge. Iba ang meron ka yakap na tao at hindi yung hinihipan para maging tao na lobo.

    • silentpnoy

      hahaha…si cantonese must be an agent of bacolod mayor binngirl, who is orchestrating this campaign. jewel suffered enough…enough from koka’s tongue lashing (aaaay!!!) and his mother’s mata-pobre na ugali. ask sen. nene P. hwag mag deny…ang totoong reason ng hiwalayan is the fact that KOKOKO is a closet Q. di ba mayor binggirl. what is more funny is that ang dinadawit nila na third party ay CLOSE din. at siya ang magiging katunggali ni mayor binggirl para bacolod congresswoman

      • cantonese

        Like ko ang chismis mo pre! Di ko alam na D’BARKARDS member pala sila ng taga PALACE chismisang katakot takot. Ganda pa naman ni ex wife.

        Someone’s loss is someone’s gain. ka swerte.

      • batangpaslit

        bading ang asawa ni Jewel?

      • Phil

        Silentpnoy should remain silent because he/she doesn’t know what he/she is saying. Did you read the Inquirer article? The wife was having an affair. Sen Pimentel tried his best to fix the marriage pero kung malandi talaga ang asawa mo, you have to end the relationship dahil hindi na magbabago iyon. Balita ko she runs around with other women na mga kabit din ng married men. Baka ganoon talaga siyang klaseng babae. Sayang maganda sana pero bulok pala.

  • F**kinMO

    She is lucky in Muslim countries an affair like that she be buried waist deep and stoned.

  • tabalu

    noong araw itinatago ang ganyang problema ng mag-asawa, ngayon may press release na.

  • titolim

    paiyaiyak pa ang asawa noong pag resigned ni migz, mas pogi si coco kumpara doon, kaya lang baka magaling si tongresman  sa kama. 

    • batangpaslit

      mabuti pa ang door bell na pindot
      ang piano keys naitugtog
      ang manok na pang sabong nahimas pa

  • manggoding

    This is now the time to endorse Same Sex Marriage, with or without Manny’s support.
    Why? there have been so many separations because of philandering, adultery and concubinage.
    If your wife is pretty, there are too many sleek snakes wanting for a bite.
    In the end, children suffers a lot.

    Sa same sex marriage, walang dapat ikahiya kung sakali mang may sumalisi kay partner.
    Bakit, sila pa ang kawawa dahil sila ang matutuyuan, alam naman ninyo masahol pa sa linta kung makasipsip.
    Yan ang mapapala ng mga mahilig mag aswang.
    Yan ang tinatawag na may injury na, insulto pa.

    • Alexis

      “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.  

      • manggoding

        Thanks for the compliment.

    • rodger66

      nasipsip ka na ba ng taong linta…bakit namumutla ka? ano yan pang-tuition !!!

  • Francis81

    May kinalaman kaya si Kris Aquino dito?  Di ba si Kris ang dahilan bat naghiwalay si Chiz Escudero at ng asawa niya?

    • rodger66

      di mo talaga kayang tanggihan kung tunay kang lalaki e naka mini-skirt kitang-kita ang hugis.Itanong din natin kay J. Marquez kung ano ba talaga hilig ni Kris ?

    • batangpaslit

      marriage breaker ba si Kris? naghahanap ng kadamay?

  • pinoypenoy

    I wonder what the good bishop has to say about this issue.  Calling bishop arguelles.

    • rodger66

      and what’s your point?…did the bishop says, I pronouce you husband and wife for 12 yrs only?

  • rodger66

    the bill was not even introduced to the Congress yet, now its just started to show  how important that bill would be…

  • rodger66

    other headlines, Escudero,PNoy and Koko will join Ladlad in 2016 election !!!

  • jclarendo

    Jewel and Dominick no Koko

  • jclarendo

    Jewel maghostess ka na lang sa Mabini and Harrison at marami kang customer doon

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