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Bacolod lawmaker calls Pimentel’s estranged wife a special friend


Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez (www.congress.gov.ph photo)

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Rep. Anthony Golez of Bacolod City has denied he is having an affair with Jewel Lobaton, estranged wife of Sen. Aquilino”Koko” Pimentel III.

He told reporters in a news conference here on Saturday that he and Lobaton were “very good friends” who worked together in causes concerning children.

“We work together in advocacies regarding children on a professional level. On a personal level, she is a very good friend,” said Golez, who was the deputy spokesperson of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Lobaton, former Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and Miss MassKara, heads the group, Ako Para sa Batang Pinoy, which helps Filipino children.

“We’re special friends. We know our limitations because we still have legal barriers and we will respect that. We are not ignorant of that,” he said.

“Whatever happens after the process of annulment, it is going to be a providential situation if something happens more than what we have right now,” he added.

It was the first time that Golez spoke about Lobaton after reports came out that the name of Lobaton was mentioned in the petition for annulment filed by his wife, Soraya Jaafar-Golez, against him at the Regional Trial Court in Quezon City early September.

The RTC also granted Soraya a temporary protection order that bars the congressman from their marital home in Capitolville, Bacolod.

Golez said he could not answer the allegations raised in the petition because the law has barred him from making any public disclosure.

“I really want to answer but my lawyers said let it be handled in the courts. I know that my conscience is clean and I shall properly address the accusations against me at the appropriate time and place,” he added.

Golez said he didn’t know who leaked the details on his annulment, which he stressed was a violation of the sub judice rule.

“If I find out who leaked it, they will be answerable to the court,” he added.

Golez said the court order that barred him from his own home was a normal procedure in an annulment case. “Anyone who has undergone annulment proceedings would know this,” he added.

He vowed to continue doing his job as a congressman.

“For the people, what is important is you are not a thief, you don’t fool people and you are not remiss in your work ,” he said.

He said he would run for reelection as an independent candidate after his party, the Nationalist People’s Coalition, endorsed Mayor Evelio Leonardia as its official candidate for congressman in Bacolod.


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Tags: Anthony Golez , Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III , Government Officials , House of Representatives , Jewel Lobaton , marriage , News , Regions , relationships , Senate , separation


  • abantug

    If they cannot run their own personal life properly how could they be efficient in their public life. Lies will result to more lies.

  • jurbinsky77

    Ang kakapal ng mukha ng mga immoral na mga basura.

  • pakita_ko_sayo

    “We’re special friends. We know our limitations because we still have
    legal barriers and we will respect that. We are not ignorant of that,”
    he said……………….o de merong…….uhum!

  • sam_aquino

    pssst, golez, “We’re special friends”, pa-showbiz ka pa, ha???

    lokohin mo lolo mo, bistado na kayo, uy!!! : )

  • boybakal

    Special friend?  What is that special?There is special between the two.
    He can just say, she is a friend, why make it special…special is more than a friend.
    Special friend can mean…special to the heart or special in bed.

  • axe musk

    “For the people, what is important is you are not a thief, you don’t fool people and you are not remiss in your work ,” — Anthony Golez>>>> Mr. Tong-gressman, you are now leading your way towards being a thief as your “chikababe” will now keep on pushing you to give ALL her material needs…. a house in an exclusive subd., leisure travels, hi-end cars and gadgets.. don’t forget the Iphone5… hahahahaha

  • Bayawak

    shame on you…hope you won’t win in next election.
    Sinungaling na trapo…tamaan sana kayo kidlat ng kabit mo!

  • pidalcopter2

    Ano kayang nagustuhan ni Jewel kay Anthony Goles na ito. Bansot na nga mukhang butiki pa… hehehe. Ang bagay dito sa kanya ay si Gloria..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      BAKA UNG TINATAGO NYA MUKHANG AHAS…HEHE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    Special friend,show biz na show biz ang dating prang PBB.hahahaha,katuwa kayo.hhahahah

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    PBB,PBB,HHahaha

  • dequis

    pork barrel na para sa bacolod, sa kantot kay lobaton mapupunta.

    • yonicares

      One who cannot be faithful to a commitment, let alone a sacred vow (marriage), should not be expected to fulfill whatever mandate he has or seeks to have in the future. Golez is a dangerous man who embodies the figurative “wolf in sheeps clothing”

  • Javaman

    A very BAD Congressman! go back to your 10 commandments you need spanking from your parents.

    • yonicares

      One who cannot be faithful to a commitment, let alone a sacred vow (marriage), should not be expected to fulfill whatever mandate he has or seeks to have in the future. Golez is a dangerous man who embodies the figurative “wolf in sheeps clothing”

  • Gerald Abueva

    Special friend? Special enough to be dabbing her perspiring forehead after the kiddie work-out? Sobrang showbiz naman. You guys were caught on Umagang Kay Ganda.

  • yonicares

    One who cannot be faithful to a commitment, let alone a sacred vow (marriage), should not be expected to fulfill whatever mandate he has or seeks to have in the future. Golez is a dangerous man who embodies the figurative “wolf in sheeps clothing”.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/M3DEFNSCQRTOYEWG3YZVXEUDMQ aswang

    What else is new? This official thinks he is above the law–he broke the sanctity of marriage.  Annulment of marriage is for the rich and privileged like him–what about the poor who has to endure the pains of failed partnership?  O, baka iboboto pa ninyo ang opisyal na ito?

  • $25214711

    That broad is a hot mom. She can be a nice friend. Fiends with benefit.   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    A thief Golez says he’s not. But he stole somebody else’s wife!

  • JOSE RIZAL

    and you will bribe your way to reelection. imagine the resources you are going to spend and the means to recover them will be no other than through corrupt practices. a thief and a liar. only the gullible and the corrupt will vote for you, mr. golez.

  • ddano

    Friends, enemies also F#ck !

  • http://twitter.com/Negastarr NegaStarr

    Why did the NPC dump Golez?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EJAN54DLNYEZIU54O6AQWNH5CE disay

      Because of too many reasons. And now he is about to be dumped by Bacolod City as its congressman. Walang ginawa yan dito kundi mangsabotahe…

  • indiosbravos2002

    Instead of annulment now, the wife of Golez should have filed Bigamy firsf, then after killing him in court, file an annulment case.

  • Barak_O

    special lomi

    may itlog

    ordinary wala

  • Badudels

    “We’re special friends. We know our limitations because we still have legal barriers and we will respect that. We are not ignorant of that,” he said.
    “Whatever happens after the process of annulment, it is going to be a providential situation if something happens more than what we have right now,” he added.

    This means that you have an extra marital relationships.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    inggit lang kayo kay golez, nothing else

  • JuanCitizen

    This Golez is a usurer.



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