Noel Bellen Samar
Legazpi City [08.18.16] – The mother of the complainant has already filed legal charge against AKO-BIKOL Partylist Congressman, Rodel M. Batocabe and she strongly said – that there is no turning back anymore on their complaint against him, she said on Wednesday.
The Philippine Examiner has obtained copy of the complaint affidavit filed by Victoria A. Sarza, 24 years old of Arimbay, Legazpi City. Congressman, Rodel M. Batocabe was named as the respondent.
The lady complainant was then a trainee in a local radio [FM] station in Legazpi City who took up Liberal Arts, Major in Journalism at the Bicol University College of Arts and Letters.
In her sworn affidavit, the lewd act was allegedly committed against her by Congressman Batocabe sometime April 27 2012, when she was a junior student.
According to her, on April 27 2012, Batocabe asked me to accompany him to the local hospital where my mother was confined to bring the financial assistance, feeling grateful, I acceded to his request and accompanied him to the hospital.
Upon reaching in front of the hospital, he suddenly grabbed me and mashed my breast, pinched my nipples then he put his right hand inside my panty and inserted his finger to my vagina and he warned me not to tell anyone about the things he did to me, because I do not have power to fight him.
I kept the secret to myself because I was afraid, the statement ended.
Article 336. Acts of lasciviousness is defined in the penal code — Any person who shall commit any act of lasciviousness upon other persons of either sex, under any of the circumstances mentioned in the preceding article, shall be punished by prision correccional, if found guilty.
In the same vein, a lady staff of AKO-BIKOL Partylist office in Legazpi has declined to provide a contact number of Representative Batocabe to get his side on the alleged charge against him.
Despite of several efforts, Batocabe is not available for comments as of posting time.
AKO Bicol party-list has garnered the top spot in a race among 113 party-lists in the recent national election. The Bikol-based group topped the party-list polls, and garnered 1.6 million votes.