Filipina arrested in Bay Area elder abuse case

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Filipina owner of a group of Bay Area care homes that were shut down by the state of California last year, has been arrested for multiple counts of elder abuse.

Police arrested 58-year-old Herminigilda Manuel at the San Francisco International Airport upon her return from a trip to the Philippines.

Manuel, along with her facility administrator Edgar Babael (who is also Filipino) were charged with 14 felony counts of elder and dependent abuse. The charges are related to the alleged 2013 abandoning of the residents at Valley Springs Manor, a care home formerly owned by Manuel.

The case against Manuel has prompted the state to tighten oversight at residential care homes.


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  • kikay Pang0
    10 March 2015 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Any group homes owned and operated by Filipinos … Neglect and code violation are always one of the charges.

    • Kenikeni
      12 March 2015 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Fuckin Racist!

  • Generoso Magaoay
    10 March 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    It is no different when the Gen Xers or the Y-gen goes to work that they only want the money but hate the work. The ground work in care homes is/are not easy. Some makes snap decisions and find themselves moving mountains… But we need to make money and that our families in the Philippines are depending on us. The overwhelming desires sometimes lead into shortcuts that eventually lead into more trouble such as neglect and code violation (Pango, 2015).