Koko Pimentel's wife seeks annulment

Posted at 10/02/2012 3:36 PM | Updated as of 10/02/2012 9:00 PM

File photo of then-Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri with wife Audrey and Atty. Koko Pimentel with wife Jewel Mae Lobaton

BACOLOD, Philippines -- Former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Jewel Mae Lobaton announced on Tuesday that she had just filed for a church annulment of her marriage with Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.

In a press conference here for her Batang Pinoy Movement, Lobaton said she and Pimentel had decided that she will be the first to file the church annulment.

Lobaton did not mention the reason behind their separation but said that she is still willing to help Pimentel in his senatorial campaign.

The former beauty queen again denied that she is the woman shown kissing a man in a photo sent to media. The man in the photograph is said to be Bacolod City Congressman Anthony Golez.

According to Lobaton, it is easy to edit pictures, hinting that the photo in question was likely to be the work of Golez’ political opponents.

Golez had earlier denied that he is the man in the photo as he threatened to file charges against the person behind it.

Lobaton and Golez are rumored to be in a relationship but both have denied this and claimed that they are just good friends. – Report from Mitch Lipa, ABS-CBN News