MANILA — Derek Ramsay and estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly on Thursday met behind closed doors to negotiate a settlement concerning their 11-year-old son.
Both camps discussed the matter after the suspension of the hearing relative to the complaint filed Mary Christine Jolly, who alleged that Derek violated Republic Act No. 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act. She is allegedly demanding for P42 million in damages.
Derek’s son was present at the two-hour meeting, during which a decision was reached by both parties to draft an agreement regarding the issues of settlement; such as child support, visitation rights, and their son’s citizenship.
Both parties also discussed the steps to be taken towards obtaining a marriage annulment; something which will also be included in the agreement to be drafted.
After the meeting, Derek was overcome with emotion, as he recounted that hurtful things were hurled at him by the other side, but nonetheless, “I’m happy I got to see my son,” he said.
“Tinabi ko ‘yung career ko pagpasok ko for my son. Wala akong pakialam sa sarili ko. Anak ko ang inuna ko dito,” he added.
On the other hand, Mary Christine Jolly said: “I think we just let out a lot of baggage in the past that needed to be let out before we want to move on and I’m glad that’s resolved.”