Ai Ai seeks police protection

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2013 06:19 PM | Updated as of May 25 2013 02:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Amid her controversial separation from her husband, actress-comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas is seeking police protection, according to an official of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Ai Ai delas Alas during her "The Buzz" interview

The 48-year-old actress has applied with authorities to be given security detail, PNP-Police Security and Protection Group Director Wilhelm Barlis said.

According to Barlis, delas Alas' application is still under evaluation, and will be approved once a credible threat against the actress is proven.

If approved, Barlis said delas Alas may be given one to two police escorts.

Last Sunday, an emotional delas Alas admitted in a taped interview on "The Buzz" that she and Salang, her husband of one month, broke up after he allegedly physically abused her. -- Report from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM