Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III revealed that he and his wife for 12 years have separated. His wife is a former Binibining Pilipinas titleholder who represented the country in the Miss Universe pageant in 1998.
“I confirm my separation from my wife of close to 12 years, Jewel May Lobaton. We have been living separately since November 2011,” Pimentel said in a statement.
He said that this is the most difficult part of his life. He added that he tried to resolve their differences for the sake of their two children but to no avail and he also think that now that they are separated all his concern is all about his boys and that he pray that the people in the philippines will not think that his personal problem might affect his duty as a senator.