CamNorte gov’s wife back in his arms again
DAET, Camarines Norte—Gov. Edgardo A. Tallado, who was expelled from the Liberal Party (LP) on June 15 over an extramarital affair scandal, has reconciled in public with his wife on his 52nd birthday bash held at the Agro Sports Complex here on Thursday.
The couple was all lovey-dovey, showing none of their very public separation in October last year when Tallado’s wife, Josefina “Josie,” 46, dropped the bombshell on national television and exposed their marital problem and the compromising photos of the governor with another woman that went viral on social media.
During that time, Josie spoke of how she escaped from their house in this town accompanied by a friend because she feared Tallado was going to kill them, as the governor was allegedly so enraged because he believed his wife and her friend were the ones who posted his photos with the other woman on Facebook.
Basis of decision
Eight months later, the marital scandal that hogged the headlines became the basis of the decision of a committee of LP to expel Tallado from the administration party, after Daet Mayor Tito Sarion filed last month a complaint of immorality at the LP national headquarters in Manila.
At the governor’s birthday on July 9, showing no trace of the explosive confession she made on national television last year, Josie hugged and kissed Tallado as the latter sang, “You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Josie said she had left the past behind and moved on in order to achieve healing in the family.
To make amends
She professed that she still loves Tallado despite the marital scandal that almost shattered their family.
Admitting his mistakes, Tallado promised to make amends for the sake of his family, even as he confessed that during the darkest hours of the scandal, he almost gave up.
The Tallado couple’s story died down after their only child Alvin, 27, appealed to the public to leave them alone saying the problem was a family matter and they asked for respect and privacy.
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