G.R. No. 94723, August 21, 1997
Greg Bartelli, an American tourist, lured petitioner Karen Salvacion, then 12 years old, to go with him to his apartment. Greg Bartelli detained Karen Salvacion for four days and raped the child three times each day.
Greg Bartelli was charged for Serious Illegal Detention and for four (4) counts of Rape. On the same day, petitioners filed with the Regional Trial Court of Makati for damages with preliminary attachment against Greg Bartelli.
A notice of garnishment was served to China Banking Corporation, where the dollar account of the private respondent was deposited. However, The defendant – China Banking Corporation, invoked Section 113 of Central Bank Circular No. 960 to the effect that the dollar deposits of defendant Greg Bartelli are exempt from attachment, garnishment, or any other order or process of any court, legislative body, government agency or any administrative body, whatsoever.