Freddie Aguilar (MNS Photo)

Freddie Aguilar (MNS Photo)

FILIPINO music icon Freddie Aguilar on Monday failed to attend a preliminary investigation hearing of the Quezon City Prosecutor’s office into the qualified seduction case filed against him.

Despite the filing of charges, complainant Fernando Perito said that he did not intend to destroy the singer’s character, adding that he was just trying to tell the singer that publicly acknowledging his romantic relationship with a minor is against the law.

Aguilar announced his romantic affair with a 16-year-old girl sometime in October.

Perito, a lawyer, advised the legendary folksinger that if his intentions are pure with the teenager, he can just visit the girl in her house regularly, support his studies and get into a serious relationship when the minor turns 18.

With supplemental evidence, Perito intended to file a child abuse case and temporary restraining order (TRO) at the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

The prosecutor has scheduled the next hearing at 2 p.m. on November 25, where Aguilar would be given another chance to defend himself.

If he fails to appear in the next hearing, the prosecution would enable the prosecutor to decide on the case, the prosecutor said. (MNS)