Sunday, May 16, 2010

Court orders arrest of tycoon’s brother (People's Journal)

A Quezon City court ordered the arrest of a brother of business tycoon Lucio Tan and his family over charges of illegal detention, trafficking and child abuse for allegedly maltreating their former housemaid.

Presiding Judge Roslyn Rabara-Tria issued the warrants of arrest for Mariano Tanenglian, his wife Aleta and their children Fayette and Maximillian.

The family court also issued a hold departure order against the Tanenglians to prevent them from escaping prosecution.

The Department of Justice filed the cases against the respondents based on the complaint of Aljane Bacanto, who was a minor when she was hired as housemaid of the Tanenglians.

No bail was recommended for the accused on the illegal detention and trafficking charges while a bail of P80,000 was recommended for the child abuse case.

The judge granted the appeal of the prosecution for the issuance of the HDO, saying the accused are “very influential and prominent people” and have access to both domestic and international transportation.

The defense, however, said there is a pending motion to hold in abeyance the issuance of arrest warrants against the accused pending resolution of the motion for reconsideration they filed before the DoJ.

Cory Martinez
People's Journal
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