|Ombudsman junks grave scandal, immoral conduct raps vs. Tallado|
The Ombudsman said that Mrs. Tallado’s accusations were part of a family problem which could be resolved in other forums.
As to the scandalous proliferation of the alleged sex video and uncompromising videos, it is immaterial to dwell, the Ombudsman said.
“There is no dispute that the alleged sex video and uncompromising photos were uploaded, published, and distributed without the consent of the parties therein, hence, inadmissible in evidence,” the resolution reads.
“Clearly, there is no substantial evidence to hold the respondent criminally and administratively liable, other that the fact that the alleged sex video and distribution of the same, which Banal claims to be scandalous, cannot be admitted as evidence against the respondent,” it continues.
“The burden of proof to establish one’s cause of action, lies with the complainant. In both complaints, other that bare allegations in his complaints, Mr. Banal failed to produce any evidence to support the allegations in his complaints. In the eyes of the law, the respondent committed as yet no visible wrong. He had no cause of action against the respondent, for his accusations were not supported by the required evidence,”
Based on said reasons, the Ombudsman dismissed the criminal and administrative cases against Governor Tallado.