VIDEO: Gov. Egay Tallado on hot seat over sex video scandal

Governor Edgardo Egay Tallado

Days after wife missing, Camarines Norte Governor Egay Tallado is now on the hot seat after his wife revealed on TV that he got mad at her when she saw the “sex video“ of him and his 28-year-old mistress and accused her of uploading the footage on the Internet.

Governor Edgardo Egay Tallado

The governor is now battling for political survival following a sex scandal that has electrified the usually sleepy world of local politics in terms of immorality.

ABS-CBN report said Josefina Tallado, the wife of Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado, who had been missing since Friday last week, surfaced on Wednesday and revealed she had left their home because she is afraid her husband might kill her.

The scandal, broken by a user after posting a naked picture of his mistress on Facebook, has raised fears it could herald a death threat to the wife of the governor and her friend Darlene Francisco. Both Josie and Darlene denied uploading it.

Josie said the alleged page that posted the photo can no longer be accessed.

Atty. Lorna Kapunan, Mrs. Josefina Tallado’s lawyer, said the governor’s wife is showing signs of battered woman syndrome. Josie said she had long known about the governor’s mistress for the last two years.