Derek Ramsay reportedly threatened to transfer to other network if ABS-CBN will expose his secret marriage to a certain Mary Christine Jolly. But despite the alleged threat, ABS-CBN revealed the scoop via its primetime newscast TV Patrol.
As per the marriage contract obtained by ABS-CBN News from the National Statistics Office, the couple wed on April 3, 2002. The marriage was solemnized by Balagtas, Bulacan Mayor Reinaldo Castro and two witnesses signed the marriage contract.
The marriage contract was shown on TV Patrol (above image was screen-grabbed from the said news program).
According to Atty. Jean Ferry via ABS-CBN News, the marriage is still considered legal because the contract does not contain any annotation of nullification.
“If the certificate of marriage has no annotation that is required, then on its face, the marriage is still subsisting and still valid…To other persons, he is still married,” the lawyer said.