A 72-YEAR-OLD retired physician was charged after his 66-year-old wife arrived from a vacation in the United States and caught him with a 23-year-old woman inside their condominium unit in San Juan City Monday afternoon.
Reports submitted to the office of San Juan Police chief, Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, identified the man as Buddy (not his real name), retired doctor of General Medicine and resident of Greenhills, San Juan City while the woman was identified as Rhinalyn Palmenco, 23, massage therapist and resident of Bgy. Barangka Ibaba, Mandaluyong City.
Buddy and Palmenco were taken by members of San Juan Police Community Precint (PCP-1) led by PO1s Niño Villena and Glenn Sta. Ana from Greenhills Elan Condominium Hotel and brought to San Juan Police.
According to Insp. Aldric Macatuggal, Station Investigation Unit chief , the woman identified as Mary (not her real name), 66, a retired fashion designer, sought assistance from authorities after she caught her husband and Palmenco inside their condo unit at around 3:45 p.m. Monday.
Macatuggal said the wife had just arrived in Manila Sunday from a vacation in New York. She reportedly did not immediately proceed to their unit and instead stayed in hotel to surprise her husband.
“Bago sya magpunta sa unit nila, nagdaan muna sa security office para makita yung mga tao na pumasok dun dahil may mga dati na umanoy ginagawa yung lalaki, sinorpresa na yung pagdating at ang alam kasi nun husband 6 months vacation yung wife sa US kaso napaaga ng uwi,” Macatuggal told the Journal Group.
Based on CCTV footages, her husband entered the unit followed by Palmenco. This prompted the wife to hurriedly go to their unit. When she knocked at the door it was the woman who opened the door.
“Habang nag-uusap yung wife at babae dito na lumabas yung husband at doon nagtalo na sila, nagbitiw daw ng mga salitang masasakit ang wife kaya tumawag na sya ng security at police. Inimbitahan na yung husband at 23-year old na babae sa San Juan Police Station,” the police official said.
Based on the report, Buddy and his wife were married since 1993. The wife alleged she was having suspicion that her husband was cheating on her since 2006. The complainant added they were separated and reconciled in 2008.
She also claimed she suffered verbal abuse from her husband.
Buddy and the woman are detained at the police station as of presstime.
The man was charged with violation of RA 9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women and Children while the woman is facing charges of Unjust Vexation before the San Juan Prosecutors’ Office.