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Ruby Rose parents seek custody of grandkids
In The Press Posted on June 13th, 2009.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
Meanwhile, women’s party-list representative Liza Maza wants to take a second look at the 2007 decision of a Las Piñas judge denying Ruby Rose Barrameda-Jimenez custody of her young children.
Maza said it was strange that Ruby Rose would be denied custody of children less than seven years old.
The Civil Code states that no mother should be separated from her children below seven years old, unless there was a very compelling reason to rule otherwise, said Maza.
Ruby Rose’s children with her estranged husband were seven years old and four months old at the time of the custody case.
The decision to give Ruby Rose’s young children to her estranged husband was handed down shortly before she went missing.“By law, automatic custody especially of her four-month old baby at the least should have been given to the mother as the rightful parent-guardian. We find it highly irregular why the judge favored giving custody of the child to Manuel Jimenez III. Had there been any proof that Ruby Rose was an unfit parent? Or is it because of the alleged influence and wealth of the Jimenez family?” the lawmaker said in a statement.