Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hold order sought against Tanenglian

THE PROSECUTION has asked a Quezon City court to issue a hold order against the estranged brother of business tycoon Lucio Tan and his family in connection with the criminal charges filed against them.

Mariano Tanenglian, his wife Aleta, and children Fayette and Maximillian are facing charges of serious illegal detention and child abuse for allegedly hiring one of his housemaids when she was still a minor. They are also accused of mistreating her and keeping her prisoner in the house, which she was not allowed to leave even once.

The case was raffled off to Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 102 under Presiding Judge Lourdes Giron.

The proceedings at the family court are confidential, but a notce posted at the court indicated that the prosecution had asked that the accused not be allowed to leave the country.

The Tanenglians are represented by Jay Alberto Flaminiano, son of Jose Flaminiano. The elder Flaminiano was among the top lawyers who defended President Joseph Estrada during his impeachment trial at the Senate and in his plunder case before the Sandiganbayan.

Assistant City Prosecutor Pedro Tresvalles is leading the prosecution panel, assisted by private prosecutor Al Parreno, the counsel for the housemaid.

Roy Pelovello
Manila Standard Today
January 30-31, 2010
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