Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Another maid files case against Lucio Tan’s brother

MANILA, Philippines—Brother of business tycoon Lucio Tan has been slapped anew with a criminal complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for serious illegal detention and serious physical injuries for abusing another househelp.

In a criminal complaint filed Friday with the DOJ, the complainant Gina Renacia M. Renacia, 33, accused Mariano Tanenglian and his wife Aleta, and children Adeline and Junjun of abusing her.

“It appears that herein victim Renacia, then a 15-year old minor, was formerly employed as housemaid at the residence of the afore-named respondents. Investigation disclosed that sometime in November 1992, victim Renacia, while working as “kasambahay” at the said abode, suffered physical and mental abused from the afore-named respondents thereby causing physical and emotional distress upon her person.” the complaint stated.

Renacia filed the complaint before PNP Women’s Desk SPOI Florence A. Costanilla.

She said she was beaten up, forced to shave her head and slapped whenever she did something wrong. In fact, sometime in November 1992, Aleta pressed a hot iron to her back.

She said she was forced to undergo treatment at the Philippine General Hospital.

Two former maids of the family of Tanenglian had earlier filed complaints of illegal detention and physical injuries against their employer before the Quezon City police.

One of the housemaids escaped while the other was rescued by authorities on Aug. 10 from the Tanenglian residence at 30 Biak Na Bato corner Dapitan St. , Sto. Domingo Village.

Mary Jane Sollano, 18, who hails from Zamboanga del Sur, and Aljane Bacanto,19, from Leyte , went to Station 1 of the QCPD to file the complaint for serious illegal detention and physical injuries. They were accompanied by their lawyer Al Parreno.

Parreno said Sollano has been staying at the Tanenglian household for five years, while Bacanto served the family for three years. The two claimed to have been maltreated, not paid wages and barred from going out of the house

Tetch Torres, INQUIRER.net
December 6, 2009


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