Pimentel appeals to media not to drag his name in the arrest of ex-wife Jewel Lobaton

Pimentel appeals to media not to drag his name in the arrest of ex-wife Jewel Lobaton

By Liza Soriano

Jewel Lobaton (Photo courtesy by Newspapers.ph)

MANILA — Senator Koko Pimentel appealed to journalists not to emphasize or use his last name or name in the news regarding the arrest of his ex-wife Jewel Lobaton.

“Calling on all media practitioners to desist from mentioning me or the Pimentel name in connection with the news about the arrest of Jewel Lobaton. The marriage has long been dissolved/declared null and void both by the court and by the church. Meaning, Jewel Lobaton has no right to use the surname Pimentel,” he said.

According to Pimentel, their marriage has long been declared null and void by the court and the church.

Because of this, he said, Lobaton no longer has the right to use “Pimentel” as a last name.

Labaton was arrested on Oct. 10 on estafa case.

Labaton was also a former beauty queen and was crowned Miss Pilipinas-Universe in 1998. (ai/mtvn)

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