A government official has lost his job after he was spotted engaging in sex with his secretary during a Zoom conference call.
Shamed official, Captain Jesus Estil, was caught in the act during a council meeting on behalf of the city Cavite in the Philippines on 26 August.
Footage showed Mr Estil approaching the camera during the Zoom call before moving away from his desk and engaging in sexual relations in the corner of his room while horrified colleagues watched on.
The meeting proceeded and Mr Estil returned to the call after finishing – however footage went viral later as a co-worker had recorded the meeting and shared it online.
Outraged locals launched complaints and began petitioning for the council worker to be removed from office for misconduct.
News 18 has reported the councillor has now been ousted following the backlash.
It reports: “The pair reportedly asked for forgiveness, but the country’s Department of Interior and Local Government appears to have made up its mind to relieve Estil from his duty.”
Department of Interior and Local Government spokesman Richard Geronimo defended the decision to give Mr Esitl the sack.
He told The Sun: “This is not simple misconduct, but grave misconduct.”
He also previously threatened: “We will do everything to punish him.”
The woman involved in the incident is said to be Mr Estil’s secretary but is also believed to do accounting for the local government’s office.
Zoom has proved to be something of a sexual catastrophe during lockdown – with other officials around the world caught when they should be engaging in official business.
Earlier this month, a couple were caught engaging in sex during a council meeting in Brazil.
While back in May, Mexican politician Martha Lucia Micher accidentally flashed colleagues when she got undressed without realising her Zoom call was still in progress.