The next morning (June 15) we summoned him for a talk inside our house, his house was just 5 feet away. Inside our house was my father, my mother, our uncle, me and my wife. The door and windows were open. Even though we have tried to reason with him, he was very disrespectful and he has started to raise his voice to my wife, me and even to my mother. There was provocation on his part. My wife lost her temper, approached him to grab and pinch (not sure if the correct term) his lips because he was too disrespectful but he slapped my wife's face first, so she slapped him back. It wasn't really a full blown slap, more like a tap on the cheek. I was able to stop them before an intense physical fight ignites.
He then started shouting that WE slapped (because his relatives, OUR relatives, were nearby, to ask for help) and no surprise, they were very angry that WE "hurt" him, because he is a "minor".
That day they went to the Barangay Hall to lodge a complaint. They were told to secure a medico legal (we did the same and went to the same hospital they went to that same day) we know that they were declined because my wife was declined as well, due to no apparent indication of a slap or any injury whatsoever.
On the 16th we met at the Barangay Hall for mediation, there he added few things to his story. He said that the door was closed and he was trapped inside, both his arms were held and that my wife slapped and kicked him. I asked him one simple question. If the door was closed, WHO closed the door. He replied that he DID NOT SEE who closed the door but he saw the door CLOSED. The mediator laughed and they pulled out saying we were very good liars that they were embarrassed in front of the mediator. They presented a medico legal certificate indicating there was 5 scratch marks on both arms, the date of the medico legal certificate is July 17th, 3 days after the incident.
A full month passed by and he went at it again. This time, he made a comment on FB, the post was made on June 17, and he made his comment on July 28th, saying "i though you no longer want trouble? Fine, wait for my return!" A couple of days after that, the leash of one of our dog was intentionally cut. It was a think nylon - cord leash and it is very clear of a razor cut. Since we did not see who did it we did nothing. A week later the portable cage which had 4 puppies inside were intentionally flipped. And then yesterday another leash, thick nylon leash, was cut. I have taken picture of the leash as future evidence.
My question is:
1. What case can we file if mediation cannot be attained?
2. When can we file? Do we have to wait for him to turn 18?
3. Can we use the post in FB as evidence to pin him for the cutting of the leash? He threatened on FB and he was the one who has most grudge for my wife.
4. Can the medico legal certificate be used if ever as his supporting document? The date is 3 days after the incident.
Thanks for your advice and for reading. Sorry for the long post.