The alleged intimate photos of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado surfaced on October 24,as it was posted by a Facebook user for the public to see. In the photos, the man who seemed to be the governor was being very intimate with a younger woman and it seems that he took the photos himself.
Many had reacted with the photos. While some had seemed to make fun if it, many haad voiced out their negative views on the public official.
The issue has been making a buzz not only because of the photos themselves but because a week prior to the surfacing of the photos on Facebook, Tallado went public. With tears in his eyes, he announced that his wife and her friend had been missing and he feared for their safety. People had showed support for him until his wife Josefina Baning Tallado surfaced on ABS-CBN’s morning show to tell her side of the story.
As said by Mrs. Tallado’s lawyer, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, the governor’s wife had been in trauma due to her husband’s infidelity that had been going on for years. According to Mrs. Tallado, she escaped from her own home for fear of her own safety. Her husband had been blaming her for the leaked photos and he had discovered that she saw an alleged video scandal of his mistress.
Tallado took his wife’s phones and gadgets, giving her no way to communicate with people outside their home. Mrs. Talledo escaped with the help of her friend, Darlene Francisco, and took a temporary protection order that can only be valid for 15 days. For fear of being caught, the two did not fly to Manila, but took to land travel instead.
On October 20, Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado had announced to the media that her wife had gone missing, the wife resurfaced to clarify the issue, and the alleged sexual photos are still circulating in social media.