Koko: No 3rd party in split from wife

Posted at May 25 2012 01:18 AM | Updated as of May 25 2012 09:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Thursday said he is not aware there is a third party involved in his separation from his wife of nearly 12 years, Jewel May Lobaton.

"None that I know of," he said during an interview on ANC.

The senator said he and his former wife are still on speaking terms. He said they have agreed to share custody over their 2 sons, Martin Emmanuel and Aquilino Justo.

"We have agreed to try our best to remain as friends and parents to our 2 sons," he said.

The senator said Lobaton is planning to run for Congress as a party-list representative. He also said he plans to ask her to campaign for him in his re-election bid for 2013.

ANC Headstart, May 24, 2012