Governor Tallado Denies Confirming Scandal Photos

October 28, 2014

Camarines Norte Governor Tallado and his mistress

Camarines Norte Governor Tallado and his alleged mistress

Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado‘s camp is denying that the governor confirmed that the scandal photos attributed to him are authentic. Governor Tallado’s lawyer, Atty. Adan Marcelo Botor, vehemently denied that Gov. Tallado’s apology is about the confirmation that the leaked scandal photos are real. Just yerterday, the Camarines Norte Governor faced his constituents and asked for forgiveness over the furor caused by the scandal. National media widely reported it as an apology over the leaked scandal photos.

“Hindi po totoo na inamin ni Gov. Egay kaninang umaga sa kapitolyo na totoo ang mga pictures na lumabas sa Internet or Facebook. What he said is that he is sorry for having dragged the province in his family problem and he is also sorry because the name of Kay was also dragged in his family problem,” Atty. Botor said.

“There is no statement categorical or otherwise that Governor Egay said or even suggested that the pictures were true. To emphasize, there is no statement that Gov Egay said that the pictures in the net are true. There is even a suggestion by Egay that said pictures may have been the making of some other mindless people,” the lawyer added.

This is what Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado apology went like yesterday:

“Kung ako po ay nagkamali, tao lang po ako. May kahinaan din po ako. Ito po ay sana unawain nating lahat.”

He believes that a political opponent is behind the scandal photos leak and appealed to 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.

“Doon po sa akin mga kalaban sa pulitika, tigilan na po ninyo yung pagkakakalat ng mga pino-post niyo po sa Facebook at anu man dahil napakalaswa po niyan. Wala pong kinalaman sa trabaho ko po iyan. Tuligsain niyo po ako kung ang trabaho ko po ay may kinalaman.”

“Ako po ay humaharap sa inyo at tumitingin sa inyo ng eye-to-eye. Dahil ako po wala pong isyu dito na ako ay nagnakaw ng kaban ng bayan.”

Governor Tallado and his camp are now seeking the help of the Department of Justice in identifying the person who leaked the photos. The controversy started when the Governor, according to his estranged wife Josefina Tallado, accused her of leaking the photos.