Golez Denies He Caused Break Up Of Koko-Jewel Marriage

MANILA, Philippines - Bacolod City Rep. Anthony Golez Wednesday denied causing the break up of Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III and Jewel May Lobaton, who was Binibining Pilipinas-Universe in 1998.

Golez, a neophyte lawmaker in the House of Representatives, issued the statement after Pimentel confirmed his separation from the beauty queen, who had been his wife for 12 years with whom he had two sons, earlier this week.

"I categorically deny having anything to do with the break up of a relationship. We have been implementing different advocacies that are very important to the people of Bacolod most especially the children and the needy," Golez said.

"Let's respect the privacy of the two, who are undergoing a difficult time. Let's pray for them and wish them the very best as they go on their separate ways," he said in a text message.

Pimentel admitted to failing to work out differences with his wife for his sons, but assured that the situation would not get in the way of his responsibilities as a senator.

Unconfirmed reports said Golez had been seen with Lobaton in various restaurants and malls outside Manila on several occasions.

In October last year, Golez and Lobaton unveiled P32-million renovation project to turn the Bacolod National High School into a world-class sports and special events center. (Rio Rose Ribaya)

A doctor by profession, Golez served as the chief of the National Disaster Coordinating Council and a deputy spokesperson of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

He has been rumored to have separated from his wife.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • What can void a new car warranty? James Deakin - Wheel Power
    What can void a new car warranty?

    "I was denied warranty once for changing my horn!" One very annoyed reader wrote. "I was told that placing a backup camera will void my warranty" said another. The others are best left in my private inbox as Yahoo! have a swear jar in the office that I do not feel like donating this week's pay to. Continue reading → …

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin B. Tacadena, VERA Files “Gutom (hunger),” Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural … Continue reading → …

  • ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark VERA Files - The Inbox
    ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    By Jane Dasal, VERA Files If you want to save the earth, build a boat. That's what a group of environmentalists is saying, especially if you want to save both the forests and fishermen affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). “Haiyan … Continue reading → …

Poll Choice Options