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3 nabbed for child abuse in Catanduanes

LEGAZPI CITY –– A village chief and two others were arrested for child abuse cases in Catanduanes province on Tuesday.

Colonel Florendo Abay, Catanduanes police director, said Domingo Tribiana, 65, village chief of Batalay in Bato town, was collared after allegedly hitting a 14-year-old boy around 11:30 p.m.

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He is facing charges for violation of the Special
Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.

In Baras town, authorities also arrested Gerardo Atun, 59 and his son Gyle in Barangay Eastern Poblacion at 8:25 p.m.

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They were also facing charges of child abuse for allegedly hitting a 15-year-old boy last August.

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