Politics and scandals are two peas in a pod. This list is composed of politicians that has committed philandering as well as crimes related to sex.
Below are the top 10 sex scandals involving Philippine politicians.
1. Charito Solis and Arsenio Lacson’s Alleged Death By Sex
The late Charito Solis possessed classic beauty and charm when she was younger. Like any celebrity, intrigue has been on her tail during her prime. She reportedly had an affair with former Manila Mayor Arsenio Lacson. The two were allegedly doing the act when Lacson suffered a heart attack.
2. Ferdinand Marcos and Dovie Beams Affair
Ferdinand Marcos reportedly had a mistress for two years. During their affair, Beams hid a tape recorder under the bed while they were making love. Beams starred in a Marcos’ funded movie, Maharlika. Before she left the Philippines, she dropped the bomb of her affair with the president to the press because of death threats.
3. Antonio Sanchez Killing For Love
Ex-Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez was enveloped by his lust for UPLB student Eileen Sarmenta. The mayor abducted the student and raped her repeatedly. Her body and of his boyfriend, Allan Gomez, were found days later. Mayor was apprehended and sentenced to seven life imprisonments.
4. Romeo Jalosjos Pedophilia
Zamboanga Del Note’s former congressman was tagged as a lolicon after he raped an 11-year-old girl. The politician was charged with two counts of statutory rape and 6 counts of acts of lasciviousness. He was pardoned in 2009 with a promise that he will no longer run for elected office.
5. FVR and Rosemarie “Baby” Areñas
Former president Fidel V. Ramos was rumored to have an affair with socialite Rosemarie “Baby” Areñas. However, due to FVR’s displeasure and pressure, the rumor died quickly a natural death.
6. Erap’s Womanizing
The former commander-in-chief and current Manila mayor Joseph Estrada admittedly sired three women aside from his wife.
7. Gov. Chavit Singson’s Wrath
Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson was fuming in anger when he learned that his common law partner for 17 years has another man. He ordered that she and her lover be tortured. The lady went to file a case, but withdrew. The governor, on the other hand, simply shrugged and said, “I was even kind. I did not kill them.”
8. Ex-VP Binay’s Other Woman
Everytime he ran for office, Jejomar Binay was clouded by controversies regarding his infidelity, which the ex-VP nonchalantly admitted and said that he asked his wife for forgiveness.
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9. PNoy’s sexuality
While other presidents are surrounded by philandering rumors, PNoy’s sexuality has become a subject of speculations. Being a bachelor at his age raises some eyebrows. PNoy was also rumored to date stylist Liz Uy and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.
10. Duterte’s Kissing
During his campaign, current President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was criticized for kissing her female supporters, to which he answered that pouting lips came to him. Moreover, he admitted that he is a womanizer, which resulted to the annulment of his marriage with wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.