THE man who was caught beating family members near a flyover in Bunawan, Davao City may be charged for domestic violence, an official from the Davao City Police Office (DCPO).
On April 7, 2023, DCPO reported a case of domestic violence at Km. 23, Barangay Bunawan, Davao City.”
The incident was caught on camera by a netizen who was just waiting for a ride to go home.
"Naay saba sa atbang. Unang tan aw nako kay abi kog lalaki iyang kalaban. Pero mag-ina diay to sila. Duha ka bata nga babae, ilang mama and ang gikugos sa mama nila nga three-year old nga lalaki (I heard a commotion and I thought it was a fight between two men. But when it became clearer, it was a man fighting a mother and her children – two girls and a three-year-old boy)," Trix, netizen who recorded the video said with SunStar Davao.
Meanwhile, according to theinitial investigation, DCPO spokesperson PMaj. Catherine dela Rey said in an online message to SunStar Davao on April 9, 2023, that “allegedly while the complainant and her children were in their house, the suspect arrived and told them to leave,”
“The complainant felt scared and left their house. While they were waiting for a jeepney along Km. 23, Bunawan, Davao City, the suspect suddenly arrived and punched the complainant and his children hitting them in the arm and body,” Dela Rey said.
She added that Bunawan Police Station immediately rescued the victims and arrested the suspect.
She said that the suspect is already in the custody of the Bunawan Police Station.
“The suspect was temporarily held at Bunawan Police Station for investigation and appropriate filing of the case,” Dela Rey said.
“Personnel of 911 arrived at Bunawan Police Station and had an immediate medical evaluation of the victims,” she added.
The suspect may face charges for violating Republic Act (RA) 9262 and RA) 7610.
According to RA 9262, also known as Anti-Violence Against women and their Children (VAWC) Act of 2004, violators may face imprisonment ranging from one month and one day to 20 years, payment of P100,000 to P300,000 in damages and mandatory psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment