• Govt lawyer disbarred for ‘womanizing’

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    A government lawyer has been banned from practicing law over his supposed illicit affairs. The Supreme Court (SC) en banc upheld the decision of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to disbar lawyer Ian Raymond Pangalangan of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel as it found the respondent guilty of “committing gross immorality in the conduct of his personal affairs.” Fellow lawyer Roy Escraela filed the case in 2007, accusing Pangalangan of having “illicit relations” and committing “chronic womanizing.” He said the respondent, a married man who has been practicing law since 1991, had a series of extramarital affairs with a number of married and unmarried women from 1990 to 2004. Escraela was actually the husband of one of the many women Pangalangan had a relationship with.

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