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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

This 1993 movie directed by Carlo J. Caparas was said to be loosely based on the tragic events that happened in Laguna that same year. Dick Israel played the monster mayor--bad hair and all. The half-baked film did nothing for the case. But its tagline nails it: "Pray...that this insane man is not the mayor of your town."

Town mayor and his goons murder college students

In 1993, Antonio Sanchez, the mayor of Caluan, Laguna was arrested for masterminding the rape-slay of University of the Philippines-Los BaŮos student Eileen Sarmenta, as well as the murder of her boyfriend Allan Gomez. Sarmenta was brutalized by the mayor and his men--namely George Medialdea, Ziolo Ama, Baldwin Brion, Luis Corcolon, Pepito Kawit, and Rogelio Corcolon. In 1995, Sanchez and his men were each sentenced to seven life imprisonment terms and were ordered to pay the respective heirs of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez P700,000 as additional indemnity. In July this year, Sanchez was caught with one kilo of shabu inside his cell at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison. According to a Pilipino Star Ngayon report, NBP director General Oscar Calderon revealed that Sanchez was suspected of selling P1.5 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to his fellow prisoners. The drugs were found concealed inside a statue of the Virgin Mary during one of NBP's random checks. It seems seven lifetimes in jail may not be enough to punish this monster.

Former Zamboanga del Norte congressman Romeo "Nonong" Jalosjos has always claimed to be innocent.

Congressman nabbed for corrupting a minor

GMA News Research documents this case in "The Conviction of Romeo Jalosjos." Zamboanga del Norte congressman Jalosjos was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in 1996. He was arrested on January 17, 1997. In December that year, the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 62 found him guilty of two counts of statutory rape and six counts of acts of lasciviousness. He brought his case before the Supreme Court (SC), but it affirmed his conviction. While he was an inmate at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Jalosjos managed to run for re-election and win in the 1998 and 2001 elections. He served as Zamboanga del Norte's congressman until the SC upheld his conviction with finality in 2002. He was sentenced to two life imprisonment terms. But, in 2007, the two life sentences that the SC originally handed down as penalty for Jalosjos was commuted to 16 years by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In December that year, Jalosjos walked out of prison and flew to Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. He had mistakenly thought that he was legally free to go. However, his release order had not yet been officially approved. So, he went back to the NBP in January 2008. By 2009, Jalosjos was free again. Given these circumstances, one can't blame people for asking how the ex-congressman pulled it off.

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22 Comments
  • [email protected]
    Why pa kailangan ipakita ang private video scandal ni paolo bediones??
    3 weeks ago     Reply  
  • [email protected]
    Paolo bediones sex video scandal
    3 weeks ago     Reply  
  • Kapitan Kulangot
    Bakit wala yung kay Kris and Joey?
    10 months ago     Reply  
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  • Ayre pabalan
    Balita wala si Kris? Takot kayo Kay Panot!
    11 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
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    • Pepe Alas
      Mawal√°ng galang na p√ī. Palag√°y co ang tinutuc√≥y niy√≥ ay si Rodolfo Fari√Īas na is√° na pong congresista √Īgay√≥n. Wal√° pong esc√°ndalong quinasancut√°n 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 fariŮas 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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