- Claudine Barretto is suing her estranged husband Raymart Santiago for allegedly being remiss in his duty to support them
- She filed a complaint against Raymart on the ground of economic abuse and also for a violation of the Republic Act 9262, otherwise known as the Violence Against Women and their Children Act (VAWC)
- The camp of Claudine alleged that he has not been able to fulfill his obligation of child support, which amounts to P100,000 per month as per their agreement
- Out of the P100,000, Raymart would allegedly give only P14,000 as support, which falls below the agreed amount
Actor Raymart Santiago may find himself in hot waters again as his estranged wife Claudine Barretto filed a case against him for economic abuse and a violation of VAWC.
ABS-CBN reported that Atty. Topacio, the legal counsel of Claudine, said that Raymart and Claudine agreed to monthly child support of P100,000. However, this was not allegedly fulfilled by Raymart and would only give P14,000.
According to Atty. Topacio, Raymart has not been giving the required support, prompting the actress to file the complaint at the Marikina City Prosecutor's Office.
“Before in court, meron na silang pinirmahan na 100 thousand a month—na pwede-pwede na rin, although insufficient pa rin. But even that, hindi natutupad, kaya we have to file a case against him,” said Atty. Topacio in Neil Ramos' report in Manila Bulletin.
The scheduled hearing will be on December 10.
Raymart has recently made headlines after photos of him and actress Jodi Sta. Maria circulated online. When the photos became viral, the two no longer hid their relationship from the public's eye, as per Inquirer.
Claudine Barretto is the sister of Marjorie Barretto and Gretchen Barretto. She is one of the most popular actresses. She was in a relationship with the late Rico Yan, when she was still younger. Later, Clau married Raymart Santiago.
There was a time that Claudine Barretto posted a family photo, which made Gretchen comment, "My family." She has already reconciled with Claudine but she and Marjorie have not yet reconciled.
During the ECQ, Claudine also shared the gifts of groceries that Gretchen sent for her. Many netizens could not help but say, "sana all,' at having such a fantastic sister. Gretchen Barretto and Claudine have been in good terms and have been communicating with each other based on their social media posts.
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