An ex-Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) asked for legal assistance after her husband refused to provide for the financial needs of their children after they parted ways.

When Marilene Rueda Marquez was working abroad, the sibling of her husband informed Marilene that her husband is having an affair while she is away. The OFW refused to believe until such time that she returned to the Philippines.

It was then that Marilene realized that the rumors were real but her husband refuses to admit it.

Marilene asked the assistance of the Philippine Attorney’s Office (PAO) and the two parties agreed for financial assistance which will be given every Monday. It is PhP1,000 every week.

The attorney advised them to attach their signature every time he gives money to Marilene. April 11, 2016, the husband of Marilene gave PhP1,000 which is the first and last amount she gave to his family.

Marilene went to the TV program “Sumbungan ng Bayan” to ask for legal assistance.

According to the attorney, the fact that he had an illicit relationship while still married to Marilene is classified as concubinage, a violation of a Philippine law that could lead to his arrest and jail term.

Marilene decided to send her husband to prison as he neglected them for so many years and only supported his mistress.

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MISTER NG OFW, NANGALIWA NA, 'DI PA NAGBIBIGAY NG SUSTENTO

Habang nagpapakahirap sa ibang bansa ang OFW na si Marilene, ibinalita sa kanya ng mismong bilas ang pangangaliwa ng kanyang kabiyak sa Pilipinas. Dahil dito, sinampahan ni Marilene ng kaso ang mister pero nauwi lamang ito sa kasunduan na magbibigay ito ng PhP 1,000 na sustento kada linggo. Ang kaso, 'di rin ito tumupad sa kasunduan!Ano-ano nga ba ang laban ng isang legal wife sa ganitong sitwasyon? Alamin 'yan mula sa batikang abogado na si Atty. Jhoel Raquedan. | Sumbungan ng Bayan

Posted by Sumbungan ng Bayan on Friday, January 24, 2020

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