Atty. Jiecel Tiu wants Ronda Town Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab to publicly declare that they did not have an affair as alleged by the Vice-Mayor’s wife.
During a press conference, Tiu appealed to Ungab saying, “If you still consider me as a friend, please make a public statement. Just this once, I would like to set matters straight, dili ko kabit (I am not a mistress).”
Atty. Tiu held a press conference accompanied by her lawyers to air her side about the accusations made by Pearl Ungab, the wife of John Ungab. Tiu is filing murder charges against Ungab, after she was beaten up with a baseball bat by the angry wife. The case is now going to the Regional Court, after Mrs. Ungab elected to forego the preliminary investigation.
Atty. Tiu used to belong to the same law office with the Vice-Mayor. She worked at Ungab, Gealon and Associates for four years, before she was asked by Atty. John Ungab to resign to appease his wife. She only learned last year that the wife of the vice mayor suspected her of having an extra-marital affair with him. The incident last February 26 was not the first time that Mrs. Ungab harassed her, according to the 31 year old female lawyer.
The Ungab family is solidly behind Pearl. Atty. Tiu also suggested that the family should clarify the issue and make a public apology to clear her name.