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Sex and Pinoy Politicians: 10 Scandals That Shocked the Nation
SPOT.ph lists 10 salacious scandals involving Pinoy politicians.
Published on: Oct 27, 2010 - 10:00am

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Sex and politics make a volatile combo. Sex itself is already a risky topic--and it becomes more so when politicians are involved. SPOT.ph lists 10 political sex scandals: some are unfounded-but-persistent rumors, some are also "open secrets" nobody has dared confirm, and others: brutal acts that had the public gasping in disbelief.

The young Charito Solis (in black skirt and white blouse) was action king Fernando Poe Jr.'s co-star in 1961's Sandata at Pangako. A year after the film came out, Solis had to deal with sordid rumors linking her to Manila mayor Arsenio Lacson.

A Manila mayor's X-rated cause of death

According to the article published in the FAMAS awards microsite discussed an issue that had hounded actress Charito Solis: "In 1962, what could be considered as the biggest unfounded rumor of her career struck: she was having an affair with Manila mayor Arsenio Lacson. On April 15, 1962, Lacson died [of a heart attack] in his hotel suite. Rumor mills churned out that he was with Charito Solis and actually had the heart attack while in the heat of lovemaking." The story was never verified--but the rumor has some staying power. Lacson--who served as Manila mayor from 1952 until the year he died--had a street in Sampaloc, Manila named after him and two statues of his likeness placed in Santa Cruz and Roxas Boulevard.

President Ferdinand E. Marcos' vocal prowess was reportedly showcased for the benefit of actress Dovie Beams.

The singing president betrayed by his American inamorata

Maharlika, a movie about the war exploits of President Ferdinand Marcos, began shooting in the Philippines in 1969. American actress Dovie Beams was tapped to play the hero's love interest. The movie came out in 1971. According to Charles C. McDougald, author of The Marcos Files, Beams went to the press and divulged that she had recorded her so-called encounters with Marcos. He allegedly sang the Ilocano folk song "Pamulinawen" to her during one of their sessions. The story might have been true. Then again, Marcos supporters pointed out that Beams was probably just desperate for attention.

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20 Comments
  • Kapitan Kulangot
    Bakit wala yung kay Kris and Joey?
    6 months ago     Reply  
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  • Ayre pabalan
    Balita wala si Kris? Takot kayo Kay Panot!
    7 months ago     Reply  
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  • Crazy Cat
    Er, the segment about Patrick de la Rosa is on Page 5 of this article. The last commenter must have been high.
    Jan 31 2012 @ 03:34pm     Reply  
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  • ms. ophelio b.
    yeah i agree with you ms oteps scandal of papa patrick dela rosa should be in the list,something fishy?go go girl!
    Oct 29 2010 @ 01:39pm     Reply  
  • oteps barbironia
    @singkit gurl, mali pala ko kay george estregan yung may scandal with vivian velez. Bakit hindi rin sinama yung sa news about Papa Patrick dela rosa with his alleged rape case
    Oct 29 2010 @ 01:22pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Pepe Alas
      Mawaláng galang na pô. Palagáy co ang tinutucóy niyó ay si Rodolfo Fariñas na isá na pong congresista ñgayón. Walá pong escándalong quinasancután si Jeorge Estregan, Jr.
      Dec 20 2012 @ 03:28am     Reply  
    • Pepe Alas
      Mawalang galang na po. Palagay co ang tinutucoy niyo ay si Rodolfo Farinas na isa na pong congresista ngayon. Wala pong escandalong quinasancutan si Jeorge Estregan, Jr.
      Dec 20 2012 @ 03:30am     Reply  
  • i hate ms. ophelio b.
    ~~off topic,..been a lurker for the longest time but the comments of this person~~ ms. ophelio b.rnhas been getting into my nerves~~ rnrni've been reading comments which are well thought of~~ but this one~~ms. ophelio b. nah!!!
    Oct 29 2010 @ 11:29am     Reply  
  • singkit gurl
    George Estregan Jr is the son of the late George Estregan. Vivian Velez is kinda old for the son, actually.
    Oct 29 2010 @ 08:39am     Reply  
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  • oteps barbironia
    Why is the scandal of George Estregan Jr. and Vivian Velez not on the list? George is now a politician and this is one of the most famous movie in that time
    Oct 29 2010 @ 07:53am     Reply  
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  • elsley
    Sheesh... you would think article writers would at least use spell check. I think the most interesting read was spotting all the typos.
    Oct 29 2010 @ 06:50am     Reply  
  • totoy boogie
    Mga g*g* at epal yun! alam naman nilang wala silang binatbat tatapat-tapat ki Lourd. Malayo sila sa kalingkingan ni Lourd!
    Oct 28 2010 @ 09:57pm     Reply  
  • mcquina
    oo nga,wala ngang galit dito..doon lang kay lourd maraming epal,marami kasing gustong tapatan ang atake ni lourd..
    Oct 28 2010 @ 07:44pm     Reply  
  • kapengmabula
    hindi kaya nagpigil ng tawa yung mga humuli kay Honasan? madalas kasi ang mga politically-incorrect ang nakakatawa pero kelangan nating magpigil ng tawa for various reasons.
    Oct 28 2010 @ 04:22pm     Reply  
  • bkk
    i think it should be calauan, laguna and not caluan. ^^
    Oct 28 2010 @ 04:21pm     Reply  
  • ms. ophelio b.
    ang churva naman dito!go girl!
    Oct 28 2010 @ 09:28am     Reply  
  • whatsthefrequency
    o bat dito walang nagagalit sa mga nagko-correct ng typos? porket ba hindi ito sinulat ni Lourd? bwahahahahaha
    Oct 28 2010 @ 08:51am     Reply  
  • sam
    don't forget the betamax scandal of then mayor rudy farias and ms. body beautiful vivian velez
    Oct 28 2010 @ 04:45am     Reply  
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  • iamsinfullydelicious
    Spot, it should be President not Presdent Marcos.rnCheers :)
    Oct 27 2010 @ 02:36pm     Reply  
  • jowana bueser
    Charito Solis-Arsenio Lacson = old schoolrnrnShe denied the rumor in an interview with Ricky Lo. But she said that he was indeed 'courting' her.
    Oct 27 2010 @ 02:14pm     Reply  
  • joyah
    my history prof once told the story of marcos affair with squeaking bed and I didn't believe it, I dont ask my parents about the story. But it's true pala. The Marcos' scandal I think is the classiest sex scandal in the Philippines.
    Oct 27 2010 @ 01:55pm     Reply  
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  • carmz
    spot.ph I think it should be Soldier not Solider? with Honasan,..
    Oct 27 2010 @ 12:58pm     Reply  
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