Charges of serious physical injuries were filed Wednesday against model and television host Fernando Martin “Borgy” Manotoc before the Taguig Prosecutorâ€™s Office, radio station dzBB reported.
Complainant Carlo Pardo de Tavera Brown, accompanied by his mother Mara, also filed perjury charges against Marjorie Palabrica, lady guard of The Embassy bar in The Fort, Taguig City.
The complaint stemmed from the April 9 mauling incident in front of The Embassy bar, which resulted to the hospitalization of Carlo.
Carlo is the grandson of former Social Welfare Mita Pardo de Tavera, while Manotoc is the grandson of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and son of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos.
Manotoc showed up at the Taguig police headquarters on April 11 to give his side on the incident. He claimed that he acted in self-defense during the brawl.
“I’m sorry that people were hurt by this foolish incident and I hope that we can all learn from this and hopefully move on,” he said.
The De Taveras, however, did not believe that Manotoc was indeed apologetic. They said Manotoc never said any names and merely mentioned regret over the “incident.”