Mark Bautista's mom arrested for estafa


Posted at Sep 04 2014 10:02 PM | Updated as of Sep 05 2014 06:02 AM

MANILA - The mother of singer-actor Mark Bautista was arrested on Wednesday in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro in connection with an estafa case filed against her by her friend, authorities said.

Susan Bautista was brought to the Cagayan de Oro City jail and has yet to post the P40,000 bail.

According to Macasandig Police Station chief Senior Inspector Ariel Pontillas, Bautista readily surrendered to authorities and was cooperative.

Pontillas did not disclose details of the estafa case, including the amount Bautista owes to the complainant.

Mark Bautista, a former ABS-CBN talent, is currently in the United Kingdom for the West End musical "Here Lies Love," where he will play former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos.

The singer has yet to issue a statement on his mother's arrest. -- Report from Shiela Joy Labrador, ABS-CBN News