In yet another case of a Zoom meeting gone awry, a government official in the Philippines was caught having sex with his secretary during a virtual meeting, reports say.
The incident came to light as the official, Captain Jesus Estil of the Fatima Dos village council in the province of Cavite, appeared to be unaware that his camera was on, The Sun reported.
Visuals show that the person had sex in a far corner of the room while the meeting was on.
Before engaging in the actual act, Estil approached the device in what appeared to be an attempt to turn off the camera.
The virtual session that took place on August 26 was reportedly part of a regular council meeting.
Unaware that the camera was on, Estil and the woman continued to engage in sexual intercourse, while other participants continued with the council meeting.
Estil rejoined the meeting after the act.
But a staff member who attended the session recorded the scene and the video eventually became public, which led some villagers to file a petition to oust the official for the misconduct.
The video, which had gone viral, also became the point of discussion on local news channels.
The pair reportedly tendered apology, but the country’s Department of Interior and Local Government appears to have made up its mind to relieve Estil from his duty.
“This is not simple misconduct, but grave misconduct,” The Sun quoted DILG Barangay Affairs Summons and Complains Chief Richard Geronimo as saying.
Earlier, a similar incident was reported from Brazil when a pair was caught having sex during a Zoom meeting of the Rio de Janeiro city council.