Chavit 'scandal photo' making rounds online

Posted at 03/01/2012 12:04 AM | Updated as of 03/01/2012 2:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A controversial photo of Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson is making rounds on the Internet.

The photo shows a sitting Singson surrounded by foreign women inside what appears to be an airplane.

The image has been posted on blogs and social media.

One blog, tunaynalalake.blogspot.com, did not explain the context of the photo.

"Kahina-hinala ang pagpili niyang umupo sa gilid sa halip na makipaglingkisan sa mga tsikas na nakapaligid sa kanya," the blog said.

Singson, in an interview with GMA News, admitted that the photo is genuine.

However, he explained that it was taken during a commercial shoot for an alcoholic drink.

He said the theme of the shoot was a party scene and most of the women in the photo are Brazilian models.

Singson said the photo was taken inside his private plane.