Doctor sued after allegedly sexually assaulting male patient

A doctor has been charged, and his license could be revoked after allegedly sexually assaulting a , the National Bureau of Investigation said.

A case of acts of lasciviousness was filed against the doctor, and the complaint was sent to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to revoke his license, especially because he used his profession in crime, according to Jun Donggallo, director of the NBI-National Capital Region (NCR).

Based on the CCTV footage, it was past 4 in the morning when the doctor accompanied the 18-year-old patient to a room to be examined due to appendix pain.

But later, the patient suddenly ran from the room, still holding the attached dextrose. The suspect followed him.

It can be seen on CCTV that the doctor closes his zipper after chasing the patient.

In the victim's account, the doctor allegedly undressed him and asked him to close his eyes for the examination. But he was surprised when the doctor allegedly sexually assaulted him.

The suspect denied the allegation and explained that the patient needed surgery.

The patient was later operated on, but another doctor attended.

The NBI-NCR summoned the doctor because of the complaint, but he did not come, said Donggallo.

The NBI encouraged other patients to report if they experienced abuse from the suspect.

Jeepney going to falls to ravine in CamSur

A private jeepney fell into a 50-feet cliff in the mountainous part of Brgy. San Vicente, Baao, this Tuesday.

Coming from Brgy Caranday, the jeep, owned and driven by Baao municipal Benjamin Blanquera, was supposed to deliver 31 passengers to Brgy Masoli in Bato town for the wedding of one of its occupants.

According to the investigator-on-case, Police Staff Sergeant Edwin Salcedo, the jeep's occupants are relatives from the barangays of Caranday, Del Pilar, and Sta Teresa.

Aside from the five minors, the groom was among the 28 injured who were taken to various hospitals in Iriga City, while his 61-year-old mother was among the three who were not lucky enough to survive.

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