Koko Pimentel's marriage with ex-wife now annulled

ANNULLED. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III's marriage with his ex-wife Jewel May Lobaton is now annulled, Rappler learns. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rapple

ANNULLED. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III's marriage with his ex-wife Jewel May Lobaton is now annulled, Rappler learns.

File photo by Mark Cristino/Rapple

The court has annulled the marriage of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III with his former wife Jewel May Lobaton, Rappler learned on Thursday, January 25.

Rappler got the confirmation from a source privy to the information, who also said that the decision was released this week. Pimentel has yet to reply to queries as of posting time.

In September 2013, Lobaton filed with the Quezon City court a petition to annul her marriage to Pimentel.

Lobaton and Pimentel married in 2000.

They began living separately in November 2011. In May 2012, Pimentel officially announced their separation calling it the "most difficult public pronouncement I will ever be making in my entire life." They have two sons.

Pimentel, 55, has been in a relationship with 35-year-old Kathryna Yu for at least two years now.

SUPPORT. Kathryna Yu supports Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and leads the humanitarian arm of PDP-Laban. File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

SUPPORT. Kathryna Yu supports Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and leads the humanitarian arm of PDP-Laban.

File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Yu heads the newly formed PDP-Laban Cares, the humanitarian arm of the ruling party headed by Pimentel. – Rappler.com

Camille Elemia

Camille Elemia is Rappler's lead reporter for media, disinformation, and democracy. She won an ILO award in 2017. She received the prestigious Fulbright-Hubert Humphrey fellowship in 2019, allowing her to further study media and politics in the US. Email camille.elemia@rappler.com

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