Kit Thompson arrested after allegedly mauling girlfriend

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 18)— Actor Kit Thompson is currently under police custody after allegedly beating his girlfriend in a hotel in Tagaytay City, police said Friday.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, Rolando Baula — chief of Tagaytay police — said authorities received an emergency call this morning from the establishment, seeking assistance for the victim, actress Ana Jalandoni.

Initial police investigation said Jalandoni sustained several bruises and was rushed to a nearby medical center.

Her family said they are ready to file charges against the actor.

Later in the day, the actress posted on social media a photo of her with a badly bruised face.

"When you love someone you will never ever harm them. Minahal mo ba talaga (Did you really love them)?" she wrote.

"This is me saying, you all should be careful out there… I will release a statement soon."

Thompson's camp has yet to issue a statement.

Women's group Gabriela, meanwhile, expressed concern over the report — stressing that nothing can justify "acts of violence inflicted on women by their partners."

"This unfortunate news comes at a time when we are celebrating Women's Month," it said in a statement.

Thompson and Jalandoni publicly confirmed their relationship in December last year.