Carabuena posts bail to avoid arrest
MANILA, Philippines - Motorist Robert Carabuena posted P12,000 bail at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 42 Friday afternoon in connection with the direct assault charge filed against him by Metro Manila Development Authority traffic enforcer Saturnino Fabros.
Carabuena's camp initially filed a motion to reduce the bail from P12,000 to P6,000 but it was denied by Judge Juris Dilina Callanta.
A video of Carabuena slapping Fabros while he was on duty spread online a few weeks ago.
The incident gained Fabros public sympathy and he was promoted from Traffic Constable 1 to Traffic Constable 2 at the MMDA.
Last month, the city prosecutor’s office formally filed charges against Carabuena. The Philippine National Police has also revoked his gun license.
Carabuena has apologized to Fabros, but the constable pushed through with the case.