PL doc held over VAWC case

November 16, 2019

CAGAYAN de Oro City policemen on Friday evening arrested a 40-year-old Bayan Muna party-list doctor accused of violence against women and their children, a Police Regional Office 10 report said yesterday.

Dr. Charles Rainer Marquez was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act 926 or the Anti-Violence Against Women And Their Children Act of 2004 at the Atrium in Limketkai, Cogon, Cagayan de Oro City at 9 p.m. Friday, said PRO10 director, Brigadier General Rolando B. Anduyan.

Anduyan said that Judge Anisah Amanodin Umpa of the Tubod, Iligan City Regional Trial Court Branch 2 recommended a P72,000 bail for the temporary liberty of the accused who was arrested by officers led by Captains Jaypee Jay Fos and Zean Paul Cubil.

The PRO10 said that Marquez, assigned with the City Health Office of Cogon, is known for his involvement in Bayan Muna recruitment activities in Iligan City. He was detained at the Cagayan de Oro City Police Station 4 pending his posting of bail.