An army corporal was charged before the city prosecutor’s office Wednesday for concubinage and violation of Republic Act 9262, or Violence Against Women and their Children by the Bacolod City Police Women and Children’s Complaints Desk.
Insp. Jovy Cabcaban said they filed both charges against the army corporal and it is up to the prosecutor’s office to evaluate which one will be filed in court.
Cabcaban said they also included the army corporal’s alleged paramour, an employee of the Negros Occidental Provincial Government, in the complaints.
She said they will forward a case report to 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander, Col. Oscar Lactao for administrative liability of the army corporal.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr, had said Monday that if there is a formal complaint, a committee, composed of personnel from the Provincial Legal Office and the Human Resource Office, will be formed to determine the liability of the provincial Capitol employee.
On Friday last week, the wife of the army corporal, caught him and his paramour at a motel in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod after several months of surveillance on suspicion that he was philandering.
Meanwhile, no charges have been filed yet against a 60-year-old who was also caught by his wife with another woman in a motel in Brgy. 6, Bacolod, because his wife has not returned to the WCCD office, Cabcaban said.
The seaman’s wife, aged 55, told the police that she will facilitate the filing of the case against her husband as she already has a lawyer, Cabcaban said.
The seaman and the alleged other woman were released from detention Monday after paying P12,000 bail each, even if the criminal complaints had not yet been filed against them.*APN