MANILA, Philippines – Sunshine Cruz said that she was surprised by the decision of the Quezon CIty prosecutor’s office to junk the child abuse and violence against women and children complaints she filed against her estranged husband Cesar Montano.
According to a report from Pep Wednesday, February 3, assistant prosecutor Ferdinand Baylon threw out the complaints of Sunshine against Cesar regarding the accusation that Cesar performed lewd acts in front of their children during his visit. (READ: Sunshine Cruz to pursue child abuse case vs Cesar Montano)
In an interview with reporters during the press conference of the upcoming teleserye Dolce Amore Wednesday, Sunshine said that she was already aware of the decision even before it became public.
“We’ve known about it two or three weeks ago, kaya nga iyon again, it’s just surprising na kung kailan meron (when there’s a) presscon ng Dolce Amore, doon lumabas ang (that’s where it came out that ) issue at all,” Sunshine said.
According to Sunshine, she did not expect the complaint to be junked at all.
“Kasi pag child abuse case, it’s really impossible to be junked di ba? Parang there’s something na of course dapat prina-prioritize iyon. So whatever it is, nandiyan naman ang lawyer ko to fix it,” she said. (If it’s a child abuse case, it’s really impossible to be junked right? It’s like there’s something that of course you have to prioritize it. So whatever it is, my lawyer is there to fix it.)
According to Sunshine, she and Cesar have not been talking since they separated 3 years ago. The complaint, she said, is now under appeal.
Despite the legal battle between her and Cesar, Sunshine said she is happy her 3 children are doing well in school and are honor students. She declined to discuss more due to a gag order on the issue.
When asked how her children were coping with the situation, Sunshine said: “I always tell them that their father loves them. Whatever it is mahal pa din naman kayo ng tatay n’yo. Marami lang talaga pinagdadaanan at kailangan ayusin bago maayos ang relationship. (Whatever it is, your dad loves all of you. There are just so many things we went through and that needs to be ironed out befor the relationship is fixed.)”
In a previous interview, Cesar said that he was longing to visit his daughters. Asked for a comment on it, Sunshine said: “Napapangiti na lang kami ng mga kids. (The kids and I just smile about it)”
As for the ongoing annulment case, Sunshine said that she is hoping that it will end soon. (READ: Sunshine Cruz on Cesar Montano: Everybody deserves to be happy)
“I know that I deserve the freedom and he deserves his freedom para maging masaya man lang bago ako maging 40 and of course maging malaya na (for me to be happy before I turned 40 and of course to be free) from all of this,” she said.