Court grants Aiko Melendez's request for Temporary Protection Order against Martin Jickain

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The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has granted actress-politician Aiko Melendez's request for Temporary Protection Order against her husband, model Martin Jickain. As a result, Martin cannot see or talk to Aiko and their one-year-old daughter Marthena.



Itinakda ng korte ang hearing ng Permanent Protection Order (PPO) sa October 12 na hinihiling ni Aiko Melendez pagkatapos ipagkaloob ni Judge Ma. Lourdes Giron ng Branch 102 ng Quezon City Regional Trial Court ang Temporary Protection Order (TPO) na isinampa ng actress-politician laban sa kanyang mister na si Martin Jickain.

Sa panayam ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kina Atty. George Soriano at Atty. Rodel Dascil, ipinahayag ng mga legal counsel ni Aiko na ikinatuwa nito ang desisyon ng korte na ibigay sa kanya ang TPO.

Valid for thirty days ang TPO kaya sigurado nang hindi makikita ni Martin ang anak na si Marthena sa loob ng isang buwan.

Kung gusto ni Martin na mabago ang order ng korte, kailangang mag-file siya ng opposition sa loob ng limang araw, pagkatapos niyang matanggap ang kopya ng court order na ito ang isinasaad:

"A verified Application for Protection Order was filed by petitioner Aiko Melendez-Jickain, through legal counsel, against respondent Martin Jickain, praying that upon filing, a Temporary Protection Order be issued ex parte, and after hearing, a Permanent Protection Order issue against respondent, granting the relief prayed for, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9262, otherwise known as 'Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.'

"After going over the allegations of the Petition, the Court finds that there are sufficient and enough basis for the issuance of the Protection Order against respondent.

"Such Protection Order is for the benefit of the petitoner and the minor child. The imputed acts clearly fall within the purview of the prohibited acts of violence against women and children under Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9262 and as such as:

1. Prohibiting the respondent from threatening to commit or committing, personally or through another, any of the acts of violence mentioned in Section 5 of R.A. 6262;

2. Prohibiting the respondent from harassing, annoying, communicating or making any contact in any form, e.g., landline, telephone, mobile phone, fax machine, e-mail, and other means with the petitioner, her household and family members, either directly or indirectly;

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3. Directing the respondent to stay away from petitioner, and the minor child, and designated family members, and to stay away from the petitioner's current residence, place of employment or any specified place frequented regularly by the petitioner and any designated family or household member, a at distance of AT LEAST ONE THOUSAND (1,000) METERS; and

4. Granting provisional custody and care of the minor child, Marthena, with the petitioner, until further orders from the Court.

"Let copies of this ORDER be served on the respondent personally, the Barangay Captain of the area where the petitioner and her child reside, and where the petitioner works, and the Philippine National Police, through the nearest police station. The said agencies are hereby ordered to see to it that the safety of the petitioner and the child in their areas of jurisdiction is protected.

"This Protection Order is valid for THIRTY (30) DAYS from service to the respondent. Violation of this order is punishable by law. This Protection Order is enforceable anywhere in the Philippines. Violation of this Protection Order shall be punishable by a fine ranging from Five Thousand (P5,000) Pesos to Fifty Thousand (P50,000) or imprisonment of six (6) months or both.


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