Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez yesterday admitted having marital problems and that he and his wife, former Sulu Rep. Soraya Jaafar, have not seen each other for some time.
Golez, when asked over DYRL’s Merkado Publiko about the current state of his marriage, said he and his wife have had marital problems for two years now.
Golez and his wife have not been living together since before Christmas of 2010, a source close to them said.
They have tried to mend their relationship for the sake of their 4-year-old daughter, “We have to remain friends for our child,” he told the DAILY STAR when asked about his radio interview.
However, he assured that his marital situation will not affect his service to Bacolod.
His marital problems are the consequence of his devoting 100 percent of his time to public service, he said.
His wife was highly visible in Bacolod during Golez campaign for congressman in the May 2010 elections, but has not been seen in the city since 2011 .
Golez, who is a doctor, had met Jaafar while working on a Department of Health project in Tawi-Tawi and they were married in 2004.*CPG