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Camarines Norte governor in sex scandal apologizes

Tallado also appeals against spread of controversial photos
/ 01:14 PM October 27, 2014
Josefina Tallado and Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo A. Tallado

Josefina Tallado and her husband Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo A. Tallado. TV GRAB FROM ABS CBN PROGRAMS “UMAGANG KAY GANDA” AND “TV PATROL”

MANILA, Philippines — Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado on Monday apologized to his constituents and asked his political opponents to stop spreading photos of him and his alleged mistress, saying the controversy has nothing to do with his work as a government official.

“To my political opponents, please stop spreading those photos you have posted on Facebook. That is very lewd. That has nothing to do with my job,” Tallado said in Filipino.

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The video shared by DZMM on YouTube showed Tallado giving a speech in front of his constituents.

Authorities and the public were earlier alarmed at the news that Tallado’s wife and a female friend have gone missing. The wife, Josefina “Josie” Baning-Tallado surfaced days after and revealed that she ran away upon learning that her husband was having an affair. She said there was a threat to her life.

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Although the governor did not answer the accusation of his wife, he addressed the issue of his infidelity.

“If I did something wrong, I am only human. I am only human. I also have weaknesses. I hope everyone understands this,” he said.

Tallado said he will welcome criticisms from political foes about his work as governor.

“Assail me if it has something to do with my job. I am now able to face you because this is not an issue of stealing public funds,” he said.

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