Raymart Santiago Seeks Custody Of His Children Through A Habeas CorpusRaymart Santiago filed a habeas corpus case to get custody of his two children with estranged wide Claudine Barretto. The case was raffled around 10 in the morning on Wednesday. It fell under Executive Judge Lorna Chua Cheng of the Marikina Regional Trial Court Branch 168.
Under the family law, habeas corpus is being filed when one of the party was stripped off his rights to see his children by a trial court or ex-parte hearing.
The habeas corpus case was filed after Barretto sought a temporary protection order against her estranged husband on July 29. The actress alleged that she was a battered wife and that their children were traumatized by the actor. She maintained she wants to protect herself and their children--adopted daughter Sabina and biological son Santino--from Santiago.
Santiago's brother, Randy, came to his defense and said the actor could not do what Barretto was accusing him of.
An order for the habeas corpus case can be handed down in just two weeks, especially because there were minor children involved in the case.
Santiago said Barretto has the capacity to make up stories, and denied her allegations. There are a lot of people who can prove he was not physically abusing her, the actor added. He will answer all allegations at the proper time and place, which is in court.