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Physical Injuries Case - I don't know what to do for my husband and our friend

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It was a Saturday night when my husband went to drink with a few friends at a nearby village. He was on his way home with our friend Noel who was very drunk when trouble began. According to other friends, Noel and my husband were already walking when another ka tropa followed them saying that he would walk them home, however as they were walking a teen on a bike who was going out to buy beer crossed their path. The ka tropa nila by the name of "Yet" suddenly said something provocative and kicked the bike. That was when Noel and my husband realized that they were not alone. Then 'Yet' suddenly whistled to his brother and brother in law and that was when the fight began because the boy on the bike had called out for help from his group. According to my husband, the beginning of the fight was blurry but he had tried to keep two guys away from the fight. But when he was being hit, he hit back to prevent himself from getting hurt but didn't know who was hitting him or who he had hit. He tried to get other friends away and a few younger boys out, but he was being hit on the back. He then rushed over to 'yet's' brother in law who was holding onto one of the boys and beating his face up. When he got there, and the boy looked up, my husband saw the boy's face full of blood and that was when the brother in law also stopped and seemingly helped him get medical help.

When the fight died down, another friend took my husband and Noel inside his home to relax, but the next thing they knew, tanods came along with police. When the friend refused to let them in due to lack of warrant, the police left but the tanod were only around. Noel and my husband went out since the wife of the friend was crying because of the trouble she had seen and that was when the tanods took them in.

I received the calls and texts from friends and my sister and my husbands father went over to the village to see what had happened. Our group of friends and the 3 ka tropa who had started the fight were there and still drinking caring less of what happened to Noel and my husband. So when my sister, father in law and I went to the barangay, they were already in the process of bringing them to the police head quarters and the two were in handcuffs. I was shocked and angry, that I demanded an explanation from the police and I admit causing a scene when I said that it was a violation of their rights considering that their statements were not taken at the barangay. I was yelled at back by one of the superiors but I backed down before I could say anything else because I was angry to see my husband in cuffs.

When they took my husband and Noel to the police headquarters, they did not bring them in for a medical test (urine or breath test to test for alcohol level) but had only had their names registered nor did they allow me to ride with them. When we got to the station, they arrived quite late and then initial investigation was done upon their arrival. I had pleaded with the other party, but I was refused.

Since it was a Sunday, there was nothing I could do, but wait for Monday. On Monday the inquest started late and a case couldn't be filed as yet since the medical certificate that the other party provided was not available since they had first gone to a private hospital before a public one. However the prosecutor gave them a deadline to follow. On Tuesday after lunch, the prosecutor said that she was waiting for the complainants (3 of them) to provide her with a medical certificate especially since they were saying that the main complainant was vomiting and required a CT Scan. After an hour when we went back, we were informed that the medical certificate stated that healing time was 9 -12 days (I think), so the charges wouldn't be as grave as was assumed to be. However since they failed to provide a medical certificate stating that the injuries were severe, the case was then filed and processed so we could post bail. During the process of releasing, we had to endure police who kept dropping hints for pampadulas and treats. Nevertheless Noel's wife and I had been able to bring our husbands home on Wednesday afternoon.

However, during these days, I encountered police who knew the police superior I had confronted with at first and said that they were not please with me speaking in English and stating it was a violence of our rights. They didn't know that I was born and bred overseas so my first language is English and that they had treated me like an uneducated individual just because my husband was in trouble. Secondly, Noel's brother and I also discovered that after the inquest, the tanod escorting my husband and Noel was with the complainants and after digging in for information, it turned out that the complainants had used money to get their way... however this ended when the prosecutor spoke her mind and I to me, she was the best person I had come across with during thus ordeal since she was speaking reasonable and with facts.

My major problem here is that after reading the statements of the complainants, they are indicating that my husband was the one who started the fight and caused their injuries when my husband has no signs of struggle whatsoever or cuts on his hand if he had been the one to smash a glass on the complainants head. Nevertheless, I am worried, my husband only goes there to play basketball once a week and he had only gone there that night by invitation. The 3 men (tropa) who started it only got blotters. We fear for our lives and I lost my job as a business marketing writer since I had to tend to my husband, my kids couldn't go to school for days and we spent the last money we had that I was saving for the graduation of my kids. Now even my husband can't apply for decent work. I can't go out without fear and I worry about my husband because he still carries the experience being in jail.

I don't know what to do or where to start. Please tell me what I can do for my husband in this case. Please advice me on how to protect our rights and defend my husband who is innocent and falsely accused and what can I do about the way these police and tanod had treated us? We lead a quite life for the sake of our kids who are both so young. This is not what I want for them. Our youngest passed away last 2010 and I don't want to lose my husband too just because I don't know what to do. Please help me.

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attyLLL


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from the legal side, monitor which court the case was assigned and be sure that he is present at the arraignment. as traumatic as it was, that part is over and he has to face trial. one of the steps is mediation where you can settle with the complainants, or you can face trial and prove your claim.


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khaihel25


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Good Day,

Gusto ko lang po sana humingi ng tulong.

Meron po kasing kaso ang Boyfriend ko na Physical Injury.

Base po ito sa kwento sakin ng BF q.

*One night, Nasa isang bar sila. 7 sila na nandun. May isang mama na nkatapon sa knya ng alak.
and den nagsorry ang mama..Inaccept nia ang sorry.. Ok lang sa knya kung humingi nman ng pasenxa ang isang tao.

In that scene.. Ang isang kasama nia.. Cnundan ung mama.. tpos pu pinalo ng bote sa ulo.. so un nagkagulo na.. Inawat nila ung ksama nila.. But my ksam ung isang mama tnulungan ung mama na pinukpok. Tpos ung guy na pumukpok sa mama cnundan sa labas ung ksama ng mama..at pinagtatadyakan .. Ang bf q pu.. umaawat lang.. Tapos nagsitakbuhan na ang mga ksama nia.. My dumating na patrol.Nasa boundary na pla xa ng malate.. Eh ung isa babatuhin ng bato.. kaya my hawak xang bato.Nakita xa ng patrol akala binato ung mama.. Aun kinuha xa ng patrol at dadalhin xa ng precinto police. At pinosahan xa agad ng mga patrol. at sumama na ung mama.. Tananung ung mama Sir. eto ba ung gumulpi sayo? sabi ng mama.. Hndi! hndi xa un.. Sabi ng patrol eh sir bakit pa natn ito dadalhin sa police eh hndi nman pla xa..sbhin mu xa xa lahat my gawa..

kaya un un ang report sa police. Nakapagpyansa naman kme ng 15k. dhil un ung hiningi..

Tapos po my subpina na dumating..

Nanghihina na ang kalooban nia..

Gagraduate xa next year ng BACHELOR OF PUBLIC GOVERNANCE.

Please help me sir..

Marming salamat!

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attyLLL


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again...


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jacky_lynn05


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Gud pm po atty..advice lng po kc, sa lugar po namen ay may dalawang shop den ng mag boom po ung samen at madami kme customer nag karoon po ng masamang saloobin ang kabila lagi masama ang tingin sa amin and den last night ng magsasara na kme dumating anak na laki nung kabilang shop, nag hamon ng away ang ginawa po ng asawa q nagtanong cya bkt ano problema wala nman aq ginagawa sayo..minura ang asawa q at snugod na ng suntok nung una po ay iniiwasan nya ung binatilyo mga 17 0r 18 pero malaki po cya tao..tapos inawat ung binatilyo at pinauwi sa knila tapos mya bumalik ulit ng patakbo ang ginawa ng asawa q sinipa nya un para d makalapit sa kanya kc bka may dala cya na kung ano armas gumulong sa kalsada ung binatilyo na sa harap ng shop nmen.. tapos sumugod ang tatay cnabi sa asawa q na bkit pinatulan eh minor de edad cya,, ano po ba pede ikaso dun kc kme pa ang kakasuhan eh kme na nga po ang cnugod sa harap ng pwesto nmen habang nagsasara na..ano po pede kontra demanda sa ganun kc kamag anak din po nila lhat ng opisyal ng barangay kme pa ang binabaliktad.. alangan nman po na pumayag na lng asawa q na pabugbog dahil minor de edad cya at nakainom pa po ung binatilyo na un.. pagtatanggol lng sa sarili ang gnawa nya.. ang asawa q po ay 29 yrs old..salamat po sa pagiging pagtugon nyo..

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