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Matinik! Mocha Uson’s admin officer disbarred by SC over ‘serial’ womanizing

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Ian Raymond Pangalangan appears to have gotten a second wind when he was appointed the administrative officer of Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.

That’s because Pangalangan had been stripped of his license to practice law by the Supreme Court en banc since 2015 for serial womanizing and other grossly immoral acts.

Pangalangan, who had been practicing law since 1991, was sued by a fellow compañero in 2007 “for illicit relations, chronic womanizing” and other “unscrupulous practices” unbecoming of a lawyer.

The compañero’s wife happened to be one of the women Pangalangan had an affair with.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the Integrated Bar of the Philippines’ decision to disbar Pangalangan after finding evidence that he committed “gross immorality in the conduct of his personal affairs.”

Before the SC handed down its decision, the Ombudsman and Senate blue ribbon committee recommended Pangalangan to be investigated “for possible anomalies committed while in office, during his work at the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel.”

It was unknown how long Pangalangan held the position.

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