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Cager faces charges

Mahindra Floodbuster guard Gary David is facing charges of child abuse and violence against women and children.

The two complaints were filed recently before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court by David’s wife, the former Jenny Rose Santos, and the couple’s 11-year-old daughter Lian Candle Maxene.

The complainants accused the 38-year-old David of violating Republic Act 7610, the Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act, and Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004.

A text message was sent to David asking for a statement but there was no reply as of presstime.

David, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is averaging nearly eight points and a rebound in just 11.15 minutes per game in five games for the Floodbuster.

A former Lyceum Pirate, David blossomed as one of the league’s top players following his selection as the 10th overall pick by the then Coca-Cola Tigers in the 2004 PBA Rookie Draft.

In 2013, he won a silver medal with Gilas Pilipinas during the FIBA Asia Championships at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The feat by the national team earned the Filipinos a spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and ended a 40-year drought.