Vlogger, lover arrested via ‘citizen’s arrest’

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A WOMAN and her alleged lover are in police custody after the latter’s wife had them arrested on Tuesday night, Aug. 16, 2022.

Maria Charlette Dyrit, 37, and Allen Kirby Pabinguit, 34, were found living in the former’s house on Fuente Road in Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City past 10:30 p.m.

Allen’s wife Palma Theresa, 29, who resides in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, barged into the house accompanied by barangay tanods.

Together they made a citizen’s arrest, handcuffed Dyrit and Allen, and immediately brought them to the Police Station 2-Lapu-Lapu City.

Dyrit is reportedly a local motorcycle vlogger and is better known as “TCH Diva.” As for Allen, he originally hails from Candanay Sur, Siquijor Province.

The two are currently detained at the Lapu-Lapu City Police Station 2 in Barangay Mactan.

A concubinage case has already been filed in court against Dyrit and Allen.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

For Palma Theresa, she can finally heave a sigh of relief after seeing her estranged husband and his lover behind bars.

According to Pamela, their marital troubles began when Allan lost his job in March 2020, or when the government imposed lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.

She said she begged him to help with their daily expenses, especially after she lost her laundry business, but instead he returned to work abroad as a seaman the first chance he got.

“Actually, we had a video call on March 22, 2021. Then the next day I found out that he had gone abroad without even telling me,” Pamela told Sunstar Cebu on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Since then they’ve had no communication until last Tuesday night, Pamela said.

She said he came back to the country last December but he never contacted her. He left again and returned last June but he still didn’t call or text her, she said.

Pamela said she went through a bout of depression. Then one day, a woman who didn’t introduce herself accosted her and told her about her husband’s whereabouts and showed her pictures of her husband with another woman.

That’s when Pamela hatched a plan to catch them together.

After years of mental anguish, Pamela said she feels free again, while her husband and his alleged lover languish in jail.

According to the Philippine Commission on Women, the offending husband may be punished by imprisonment ranging from six months and one day to a maximum of four years and one day.

The imposable penalty for the concubine is destierro, which is similar to a restraining order where the woman is not permitted to enter designated places the law specifies.