The barangay just logged the complaint and the initial settlement.
During the same night, the child was taken to a private hospital for further treatment, it was then learned that the child sustained multiple cuts and bruises, broken arm and hairline fracture (cranial).
Three days later, the father wanted to withdraw the settlement in barangay, after noting the extent of his childs injury as well as the availability of multiple witnesses. Initially, the Kapitan de barangay, referred the case to the police but the police referred it back to Kapitan for hearing at the lupon. Now the case was still in barangay, waiting for 45 days maturity. The case was 2 weeks old as of posting.
Now the question,
1.) Is it really the process? (how the police handled the situation)
2.) Does the barangay has jurisdiction to the case, given the fact that the victim was minor and there were witnesses with sworn affidavit attesting that the incident was in fact not accidental but intentional.
3.) Would the party of the child have to wait for 45 days? just to obtain "Certification for File Action"
4.) What are the steps so that they file a case to fiscal's office, the soonest.