Claudine Barretto has filed a complaint against Raymart Santiago for alleged "economic abuse" and alleged violation of Violence Against Women and their Children Act or Republic Act 9262.
In a report published by PEP, Claudine's legal counsel Atty. Ferdinand Topacio alleged that Raymart failed to fulfill the agreed child support amounting to Php 100,000 every month.
"Hindi nagbibigay ng sustento si Raymart. Ang tagal na! Nagbibigay siguro, 14 thousand a month, ganun. 'Tapos, wala na," the lawyer told PEP.
The complaint was filed before the Marikina City Prosecutor’s Office. A hearing is scheduled on December 10.
Raymart is expected to submit a counter-affidavit.
Claudine and Raymart got married in May 2004. They separated in May 2013. They have two children, Sabina and Santino.
The ex-couple engaged in legal battles following their separation.
In a report published by PUSH in 2016, Claudine shared that they stopped the annulment process and agreed to focus on co-parenting.
“Hindi pa kami nag-start sa annulment. Stop muna kami sa annulment. Kasi, ano po, kami ni Raymart ngayon, we’re really very good friends now,” Claudine shared.
“We’re really trying our best talaga to be good parents kasi nga nag-fail na po kami as husband and wife, so we don’t want to fail naman as parents sa mga anak namin. Napag-usapan namin na i-stop na lahat-lahat ng mga kaso and mag-co-parenting na lang kami sa pagpapalaki ng mga anak namin.
“And now na meron kaming naayos na foundation, strong foundation ni Raymart na sobrang solid kami talaga when it comes to our kids, napag-usapan namin na... sabi ko kasi sa kanya na ‘ano, mag-a-annulment na ba tayo, may girlfriend ka na ba?’ Sabi niya, hindi na daw siya ikakasal. Sabi ko, ayoko na rin (magpakasal)," she said.
In June this year, in an article written in Abante by Jun Lalin, Atty. Ferdinand revealed that the couple are now not on good terms.
It was in the same interview that the lawyer shared that they will be filing a complaint against Raymart.
“I don’t think they’re exactly friends. In fact, we’ll be suing Raymart,” the lawyer said.