Assistant City Prosecutor Liceria Rabillas recommended the filing of a case of slight physical injuries to Mrs. Pearl Ungab, the wife Atty. Jonnah John Ungab, who allegedly attacked Atty. Jiecel Tiu with a baseball bat in Barangay Cogon-Ramos last February 26.
The prosecutor did not see a clear intent to kill by the assailant. The recommendation was not received well by the camp of the victim as counsel Rex Fernandez said he will file a motion for reconsideration. Fernandez argued that Pearl’s action were pre-meditated owing to the fact that she was bringing a baseball bat in her car.
Based on the medico-legal report, Atty. Tiu suffered hematomas in her left ear, left shoulder, left knee and left hand, as well as multiple scratches.
A case of slight physical injuries can be considered a slap on the wrist and it is a distant downgrade from the frustrated murder that the victim originally wanted to file. The victim’s party is still filing a motion and they can also file additional charges against the assailant. The maximum penalty for slight physical injuries is imprisonment for 30 days.
The husband of Mrs. Ungab has not issued any statement regarding the case.