Amalia Fuentes, son face slew of raps over confrontation with tenants


Amalia Fuentes

MANILA, Philippines — Former actress Amalia Fuentes and her son are facing a slew of complaints following a heated confrontation with two of their tenants last week in Quezon City.

Peter and Rosemarie Licup, of 4th St., Rolling Hills Subdivision, New Manila, lodged frustrated homicide, grave threats, grave coercion, oral defamation and unjust vexation raps against Fuentes and her son Gerard Stevens.

The Licups filed a joint complaint before the Quezon City prosecutors office late Friday afternoon.

In their affidavit, the couple claimed the incident happened in the afternoon of July 4 when Fuentes and Steven, with some policemen, went to the house the Licups were renting.

The complainants said they were renting the house at P25,000 for the past one and a half years.

At the time of the incident, the couple had just arrived home and saw Stevens standing outside the house with a pitbull.

The couple alighted from their vehicle so that they could talk to him but Fuentes’ son allegedly began shouting at them.

This prompted Peter to approach the actress and ask her to talk calmly if there was any problem.

Instead, Fuentes allegedly shouted invectives against the couple, while Stevens allegedly ordered his dog to “attack” the couple. Stevens also allegedly branded the couple as thieves.

Peter said he kept on asking the respondents what the matter was, claiming that Fuentes punched him in the face.

The complainant added that Stevens assaulted him, causing him to fall down as the respondents allegedly kicked and punched him.

Peter added that the police officers pulled him away from mother and son.

After the incident, the complainant went to the Ospital ng Maynila to have his injuries treated.

“The respondents, with obvious intent, confederated to inflict bodily harm against me until I would have been killed and would have succeeded in doing so as consequence of the mauling but nevertheless did not produce it by reason of them being separated from us by other persons, which is independent of the respondents’ will,” part of the affidavit read.

They added that being branded as thieves had injured their reputation as citizens in good standing and social standing as people engaged in business.

Meanwhile, a sergeant was arrested after he allegedly pointed his gun at Fuentes on Sunday afternoon.

Superintendent Norberto Babagay, Galas police station commander, identified the soldier as Staff Sergeant Sesinando Tee Jr., 39, who claimed to be a member of the Military Intelligence Group.

Tee, the brother of Rosemarie Licup, underwent inquest proceedings at the Quezon City prosecutor’s office on Monday morning for charges of grave threats.

The sergeant was nabbed following the altercation that happened around 5 p.m. Sunday at the house the Licups have been renting from Fuentes.

Babagay said the arresting police officers seized from Tee his service firearm, a .45-caliber Norinco.

Case investigator Senior Police Officer 1 Jigson Maddatu learned from Fuentes that she was at the St. Luke’s Medical Center that Sunday afternoon when she received a text message from her male househelp.

The houseboy claimed that the Licups were vacating the house and allegedly loading their belongings into a container van without Fuentes’ consent.

Fuentes then went to the Licups’ house as the couple allegedly owed her money.

The actress arrived in a Mitsubishi Pajero and parked parallel to Tee’s Hyundai Starex van.

The sergeant, upon seeing Fuentes, allegedly lowered the glass window of the Starex and showed his gun.

The actress fortunately had called for police help prior to her arrival, leading to Tee’s apprehension.

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  • handsomeb

    Mukhang hindi nga nagbayad ng Rent mga yan. Kakainis ganyang tenants. Kaya Post dated cheques ka dapat pag ganyan. Ganyan mga tenants sa Pilipinas. Sakit sa ulo talaga lalo na sa mga brokers and landlords. Onti lang matitino. Magdedemanda pa. Kapal ng mukha.

    • sanjuan683

      Ganun din naman ang landlord taun-taon nagdagdag ng rental. Kapal din ng mukha

      • observer_newyork

        Landlords have the right to raise their rents unless otherwise stipulated in the contract. There is inflation and  wear and tear!

  • Lex

    I am a foreign national who had been renting Fuentes’s apartment for one year. My belongings including my money, wrist watch, original movie DVD collection, books and some of my documents were stolen in her apartment while I was staying out of the Philippines. She accused me of not paying my rent, yet I have paid everything and even have the receipts (including her signature on each page). This woman took advantage of me during the corrupt presidency of Gloria Arroyo and embarrassed me in front of everyone, she banned me from my rental apartment with the threats of her drug addict son Gerard Stevens. What I have witnessed is how she did child laboring and made a 14 year old boy work for her without paying a single cent. The poor guy was not allowed to see her mother and worked as a prisoner in her old Spanish style crappy building in Rolling Hills Subdivision. One day poor kid found a way to contact ABS-CBN to report her assaults and abuse but Amalia accused Emmanuel (name of the teen) of stealing her bracelet [that’s her tactic]. I witnessed how she kicked the poor guy out of the house and even kept his belongings. The very similar story happened to the female maids who were working there. She is an evil just like Gloria and must be kept in prison.      

    • Joseph Samonte

      We have a Court to seek justice and restitution. Unfortunately, this is not the case when pitted against the rich and the influential. Fortunately, we have someone else that is greatest and above all powerful more than any of our Courts combine. It is called Karma. It  sometimes move to equalize major inequities. 

      But in the present case, a tenant who deliberately fails to pay the rent, and is antagonistic and with treachery, I wonder what would anyone feel if he is the Landlord. I know someone who rents rooms in the University belt. As always, the poor landlord who invested his lifetime savings to built a boarding house never had peace since he started his business. The following are the frequent kinds of violation:

      People who rents sometimes would declare only two occupant, but the moment they step in, several more undocumented ‘visitors’ would sneek at the dead of  the night and create noise behaving as though they are the only one living around.   

      Some tenants would deliberately damage the fixtures, some even put stones inside the drainage to sabotage the water system.

      Some runs away in the middle of the night without paying rentals and electric/water bills.

      Others would make a long electric connection from the main utility towards their room to avoid paying electricity like T.V., Ironing, and sometimes, electric stove. Since each room  has a sub meter, the consumption therefore is less.

      Unless, each party respects the rights and privilege of another, then, trouble ensue. 

      I know someone whose Apartment could have been burnt down if it were not for the timely discovery. A group of addict rented the apartment and finally was convince to leave the place peacefully. They left the place but put a twin big nail as breaker. Then, inside the cabinet, they turned on the electric iron. The wrings were starting to smell burnt, and fortunately the evil deed was discovered on time. Otherwise, the establishment which was made of wood could have been burnt long ago.

      Expect trouble when rents are not paid at all. In the latest incident, Amelia’s rented property has no electric meter. It therefore prove that either Amelia deliberately instruct Meralco to disconnect the electricity, or that the electric bill expired.If the tenants were bad mouthed, they deserve it if they plan to leave without paying the bill. 

      In Court case, the Judge sometimes seek the cause that triggered the violence or confrontation. None payment of rent is one, running away from the place without informing the Landlord is another. Do you think, it is the fault of Amelia if she losses her temper when she show the tenant in the act of trying to escape their obligation? 

      Nobody is a Saint…………. 

    • observer_newyork

      Really? You are hiding behind a cloak of anonymity. I doubt if  your tale is true. If it was, you would have gone to court a long time ago.
      Your story smells fishy.  Nobody can ban you from the apartment if you had proof that you were really renting (as you claim you did) and you paid the rent because a court order would have been nescessary before you can be evicted.
      How do you know the poor kid didn’t steal the bracelet and how did you know these rather intimate details unless you are a gossiper or just out to spin tales to destroy another person under the guise of anonymity.
      I dare you to identity yourself.You can’t because you can’t substantiate your tales.

  • JK1000

    Galit din kay Richard Gomez itong si Amalia dahil noon sinabi ni Richard na noon daw nasa Amerika itong Baboy na Amalia ay nagbebenta ng mga kapwa pinoy doon sa gobierno ng kano para sumbong ang mga TNT na mga pinoy sa U.S. May komisyon na pera siyang tinangap para sumbong mga kababayan natin.

  • Cesar Dizon

    i cannot understand, why amalia did not hire a professional property managers. tenants should be required to post a bond, in case of default or damaged to property.

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