Sunshine Cruz, Cesar Montano to share custody of 3 daughters


Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano

MANILA, Philippines — Estranged show biz couple Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano faced off Thursday morning in two courtrooms just days after she sued him for emotional, physical and sexual abuse in the city prosecutor’s office.

While no agreement regarding the amount of monthly financial support Cruz should receive was reached in the court where she had been asking for protection from her husband, the actress and Montano agreed to share custody of their three daughters in the other.

During the proceedings for the issuance of a permanent protection order (PPO) against Montano before Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Fernando Sagum of Branch 78, the actor’s lawyer Joel Ferrer told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that Cruz had been asking for P350,000 every month “for herself” although she later voluntarily reduced it to P200,000.

According to him, Montano had offered to double the P350,000 on the condition that the amount would be “for their three children” and the actress would also share in the expenses, but there was no response from Cruz.

Ferrer added that Montano gave more than P1 million in cash to Cruz as his financial support for the months of April, May and June. The actor, he said, did not give his wife any money last month since she had found work by then.

However, Cruz’s lawyer Bonifacio Alentajan told reporters after the hearing that Montano had refused to provide financial support to his family.

When both parties failed to reach an agreement, the judge ordered them to submit their respective position papers on or before August 27 so that he could rule on the actress’ petition for a PPO.

Meanwhile, at the hearing for the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus before Quezon City RTC Branch 107 Judge Jose Bautista Jr., the couple agreed to share custody of their three children.

Cruz earlier claimed that her husband took their daughters without her permission last month and has since refused to let her see them.

After the judge alternately spoke to the couple and their three daughters to get their views, Cruz and Montano later agreed during a closed-door meeting to share custody of their children for two months.

No other details of the agreement were disclosed because of a gag order issued by the judge covering both parties.

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  • oh_noh

    personal ang delivery ng mga kids… load load din pag may time :-)

  • King Kong

    350,000 a month!? Wow!

  • pening_garcia

    kung ayaw na ibigay ni cesar ang mga anak mo sayo, ampunin mo lang ako sunshine. hehehehe

  • RedvD

    Sunshine sued Cesar to ensure that she receives her monies. But Cesar is now a has been and cannot earn that much anymore. So don’t be surprised when you see Sunshine one of these days with a congressman or senator, she can already smell the pork.

  • indiosbravos2002

    350k and a protection order. Why cant she just settle for the protection order? If thats what she really wants. Makikipaghiwalay na nga… aasa pa sa lalaki. Magtrabaho naman sya. Lol.

  • Sun Tzu

    So… it’s all about THE MONEY…

  • September04

    i saw on KrisTV once, toured around their house. . .and Cesar even told Kris that Sunshine is not maluho. . .siya pa nga ang tumatanggi kapag nagtuturo si Cesar ng mamahalin na bag (thats in HK I think) . . .napa wow pa nga si Kris bakit tinatanggihan . . .so how come malayo ngayon ang story na lumalabas? Sana lang total gag order kasama lawyers para na rin sa mga bata at 3 babae ang mga ito eh. . .kawawa ang mga yan sa school nila

    • boybakal

      I saw that too.
      Sunshine is a typical mother whose only concern is the welfare of their children.
      Si Cesar…..numero unong babaero at anakero.
      I believe Sunshine.

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