John Prats' manager to file charges vs Jason Francisco

Posted at 03/22/2013 3:21 PM | Updated as of 03/23/2013 10:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The manager of actor John Prats is set to file charges against comedian Jason Francisco following an incident involving both ABS-CBN talents on Thursday night.

John Prats, Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros. File photos

"I will pursue filing of physical injury charges against Jason Francisco," Prats' manager, Arnold Vegafria, said in a statement released on Friday.

The talent manager cited the "aggravating circumstances of the incident and the brazen, treacherous attack of Francisco against my talent."

Vegafria added, referring to Francisco, "What if he used a deadly weapon in that moment? He should be taught a lesson."

On Thursday, Francisco punched Prats three times on his cheek and chin during rehearsals for the late-night gag show "Banana Split" at the Music Museum in San Juan City.

Following the incident, which Prats has already reported to San Juan police, Francisco admitted being angered by the jokes of the "Banana Split" cast directed at him and former girlfriend Melai Cantiveros, who is also part of the gag show.

Francisco has already apologized to the dancer-actor over the incident, saying he is willing to make amends in person.