Handcuffs spoil RJ Bautista’s reunion with dad Ramon Revilla Sr.

Handcuffs spoil RJ Bautista’s reunion with dad Ramon Revilla Sr

October 29, 2013 | 3:22pm

Instead of breaking into a wide smile, former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. frowned when he met his son Ramon Joseph “RJ” Bautista again after two years.

The reason? The Revilla patriarch saw Bautista wearing handcuffs, a reminder that his son remains a prisoner (Personal correction: RJ Bautista is not a prisoner, but a DETAINEE in JAIL. A prisoner is a convicted criminal that stays inside the prison) who is being tried for a crime he insists he had nothing to do with.

Revilla and Bautista had a reunion Tuesday when the former senator visited the burial site of RJ’s older brother Ramgen Revilla, one of his sons with Genelyn Magsaysay.

In the video shown on GMA News TV’s “Balitanghali,” the elder Revilla looked displeased as Bautista approached him at the memorial park accompanied by several jail guards.

When Bautista leaned to kiss his father on the cheek, Revilla was overheard asking his companions: “Ba’t meron ‘to?” referring to the handcuffs his son was wearing.

Bautista had to explain to his father that wearing handcuffs was a standard procedure for inmates who were allowed by court to be temporarily released from jail.

“Bawal po kasing tanggalin, dad… Procedure po kasi ‘to,” Bautista told Revilla.

Earlier this month, the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court allowed Bautista to temporarily leave prison for six hours on October 29 to visit Ramgen’s burial site in Cavite to commemorate his second death anniversary.

Ramgen was stabbed and shot inside the family’s house in Parañaque City on October 28, 2011.

Bautista and his sister Ramona have been tagged as suspects in Ramgen’s death and in the frustrated murder of Ramgen’s girlfriend Janelle Manahan, who sustained a gunshot wound to her face.

Despite pleading not guilty to the charges filed against him, Bautista remains in prison while Ramona has fled to Turkey.

Revilla, who has been rarely seen in public because of poor health, issued a statement last week insisting his children had nothing to do with Ramgen’s death.

Magsaysay said in the television report that seeing Bautista out of jail for a few hours has made her and the rest of the family very happy on Ramgen’s second death anniversary.

“Masayang-masaya kami ng aking pamilya kasi kahit na may lungkot kaming nararamdaman dahil death anniversary ni Ramgen, kasama naman namin ngayon si Ramon Joseph para alalahanin yung mga memories na naiwan ni Ramgen,” she said.

Magsaysay said authorities will only make progress in finding out the actual masterminds behind Ramgen’s murder once the court declares Bautista is innocent.

“Pag napatunayang inosente si Ramon Joseph, doon lang tayo magkakaroon ng lead kung sino talaga ang mastermind at pumatay kay [Ramgen],” she said.

Bautista’s camp has filed a motion for reconsideration asking the court to grant his petition for bail, which it previously denied. — Xianne Arcangel/KBK, GMA News. source

Interesting read: The Ramgen Revilla Case and the Court of Public Opinion


Read it as a whole, it might enlighten you. And make you realize NOT to judge immediately, since not all the reports are true and accurate. Who knows? Definitely not you, nor the police, nor the fake witnesses. But we stand #Justice4Ramgen&hisFamily

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The Ramgen Revilla Case and the Court of Public Opinion

01 December 2011
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It was fascinating, the other night, as a television news anchor interviewed Janelle Manahan, erstwhile girlfriend of the slain young starlet Ramgen Revilla, about what really happened inside the room that night when the starlet was murdered. Ramona Revilla, who had flown off to Europe to avoid the controversy, was in the room with her and Ramgen, Janelle tearfully narrated.

A masked man entered the room, she went on. She was shot first. She remembered Ramgen wanting to know who the masked man was. Then, but for the sounds of a struggle, there was silence. Ramona, Janelle said, was right there beside her; and thereby contradicting everything that the former had said publicly about fleeing the scene in a daze.

And there, everyone watching probably thought, was further proof of Ramona’s guilt and involvement in the murder; if her flight to Turkey wasn’t proof enough already.

I had not really wanted to write about the Revilla murder case. It is as profound a case of sibling rivalry as a story can possibly get. That is, assuming that all the accounts of witnesses in the custody of the police are true and accurate.
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Therein, however, lays the problem. Diverse versions of the alleged truth have emerged courtesy of the media.

Investigators within the police are convinced that they are building a strong case. The witnesses, they say, are corroborating each other’s statements. But then again, one or two of these witnesses were initially in hiding; were also initially reticent about facing the media when they finally emerged; then eventually became not so timid about showing their faces or adding to the stories that they told.

One even dropped the name “Bong;” and those who will believe anything that they see on television will immediately think that the senator had something to do with the whole sorry business as well. But the more discriminating will start to smell bull where the story was erstwhile plausible.
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On the other hand, Genelyn Bautista – the mother of the slain actor – was also interviewed live on a news program soon after the murder occurred. The conclusions that can be drawn from that interview are that a) she was totally clueless about the dynamics of her own family; b) she was a damned good actress; or c) she was telling the goddamned truth.

How can the truth emerge, though, if a version of it emerges each day in true soap opera fashion? It has been like a game of Trip to Jerusalem in reverse; and which member of the Bautista – or Revilla – family gets implicated next.

Which brings me back to the Janelle Manahan interview. The day after, it was reported that her lawyers had advised her not to speak to the media anymore about the case. Strange that the advice could not have been given a day sooner.

I feel for the young Janelle Manahan; and to see her speaking to the media with tears streaming down her cheeks was almost unbearable. I cringe just to imagine what it must have been like for her inside that room that fateful night.
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On the other hand, her lawyers had also told the media that her initial written testimonies had been revised as memories subsequently returned to her after the trauma started to subside. Also, whatever she remembers were bits and pieces of the incident after she was shot.

It is, therefore, up to investigators to stitch together these bits and pieces; for lawyers to present and refute these in a court of law; and for a judge to decide where, amidst the cacophony of noises, the truth lies.

That is why, fascinating as Janelle Manahan’s story was as relayed to the news anchor, I regretted that the interview took place at all. Her story, that was best told in a court of law.

The immediate loser in the court of public opinion was, naturally, Ramgen’s sister Ramona. Not to mention the other siblings who have, likewise, been implicated.
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But what the court of public opinion often conveniently forgets is that, in a democracy, anyone accused is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a shade of reasonable doubt. And that the trial must take place, not in a square box called the television set, but in a court of law.

It is so easy, based on what media has been showing us, to come to the conclusion that – indeed – the Ramgen case was a premeditated murder with the victim’s own siblings behind the crime. Yet, hasn’t the Vizconde massacre already shown, albeit two decades after the fact, that the obvious may not be so obvious, after all? At least, not in a court of law.

Who knows what really happened inside that room of the Revilla house that fateful night? Who really knows who were behind the crime?

If, indeed, the Revilla siblings had plotted the murder of their own brother, then this has got to rank among the most sinister and dastardly of crimes ever. On the other hand, if they are innocent, then I can just imagine all the trauma that all the negative publicity has been inflicting upon the family.
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Freedom allows us the privilege of forming our own individual opinions on anything. However, freedom is not the same as fairness. Fairness dictates that we form our opinions based on facts and after the entire story has been stitched together; and not on the piecemeal being served to us each day by the media.

Media, to be fair, simply caters to the public’s insatiable hunger for information. That said, shouldn’t its practitioners already have learned from the Rizal Park fiasco involving the Hong Kong nationals that discretion is probably more to the public’s interest?

Janelle Manahan, we were shown, was taken to a police safe house. How safe can that safe house be when footages of the vehicle she was in was broacast over national television? Not to say that imminent danger to her life is untrue; but the real danger is to the truth coming out at all because the case is already being tried publicly.

Admirably, it has been the police which has been most discreet in what it says to the media. Just as well. The last thing we all want is to start being swayed into thinking one way only to find out years later that the courts think otherwise. No apologies can ever compensate for the trauma and stigma inflicted upon the accused; particularly if they are truly innocent as distinct from simply being found not guilty by a court of law.

The most regrettable thing about all these is that – after all is said and done – only one of the Revillas has really been charged with anything as yet. It will serve everyone’s interests if we all reserve judgement until after all the cards have been laid out on the deck. source

Ram Revilla Murder Case: Tale of 2 “idiot” killers


Article below is written by well respected writer, Ms. Raissa Robles. The article compares the statements given by suspects Michael Nartea and Roy Francis Tolisora and by comparing it with Ruel Puzon. Also don’t forget to check this page wherein a video of Michael Nartea himself contradicts everything he said, that he admitted he does not know anything and does not know RJ Bautista.

Ram Revilla murder: Tale of the 2 ‘idiot’ killers

By Raissa Robles

If Carlo J. Caparas, the king of massacre movies, were to make a film out of the Ram Revilla murder, an apt title would be “God help me, the killers I hired are idiots!” my hubby Alan said. This was after he heard me giggling at times and expressing disbelief while reading the two killers confessions.

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Police present to media 2 suspected killers of Ram Revilla: Roy Francis Tolisora, 26, and Michael Nartea, 34

I couldn’t help it. I know, I know. It turned out really tragic in the end.

But in all my life reading murder mysteries, of which I’m a great fan – the confession of the two suspected killers left me somewhat in stitches.

Let me give you first an overview so you can understand what I’m saying.

Ramgen Revilla was murdered on October 28, 2011, a Friday night and the start of a long holiday.

The next day Saturday October 29, Ramgen’s half-brother Senator Bong Revilla announced a bounty of half-a-million pesos for any information that would lead to the arrest of the murderers.

The following day, Sunday October 30, a certain Ruel Puzon walked into the Parañaque City police station around dusk saying he wanted to disclose what he knew of the murder in order to give justice to the slain Ramgen.

Puzon claimed there were previous failed attempts to murder Ramgen by six other people. Because of Puzon’s revelations, two suspects were picked up early the following day, a Monday but still a holiday.

Puzon named these suspects as Roy Francis Tolisora alias Kiko or Francis  and Michael Nartea.
Both Francis and Michael in turn implicated Ramgen’s younger brother Ramon Joseph or RJ – as the financier of the murder. They also said younger sister Ramona or Mara was RJ’s accompice.

That very evening of Monday, October 31, RJ was waylaid by the police while driving on the road. Ramona went missing.

Parañaque police station chief Billy Beltran then told reporters that the group which included Francis and Michael had tried to kill Ramgen thrice on October 12. Finally on October 28 the same group succeeded, Beltran said.

In their counter-affidavits, both Francis and Michael did not deny being hired to kill Ramgen. In fact they admitted being ordered to kill Ramgen on October 9. They admitted they tried to kill Ramgen thrice on October 12. And again on October 13.

But both refuted Puzon’s allegation that they had finally carried it out on October 28. They couldn’t have, they said.

Because they both claimed they were found to be so inept that they were replaced by those who had hired them. They pointed to the whistleblower Ruel Puzon as one of their replacements. They claimed Puzon was among those who had actually carried out the October 28 murder.

To understand what I’m saying, you have to read the actual counter-affidavits of Roy Francis Tolisora alias Kiko or Francis and of Michael Nartea; as well as the affidavit of Ruel Puzon. These will give you the full flavor of the story and understand where the police are coming from.

I’d like to thank the person who gave me these documents.

Start with the counter-affidavit of Roy Francis Tolisora below:

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
PARAÑAQUE CITY ) S.S.
KONTRA-SALAYSAY

Ako, si ROY FRANCIS TOLISORA, 26 taong gulang, Filipino at nakatira sa No. 7229 A. Bonifacio Extension, Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City, matapos makapanumpa alinsunod sa batas ay nagsasaad ng mga sumusunod, na:

  1. Ako ang isa sa mga sinampahan ng demandang Murder sa pagkakapaslang kay Ramgen Jose Bautista at Frustrated Murder sa tangkang pagpatay kay Janelle Ann Caren Manahan at may I.S. No. XV-12-INQ 11K03213.

  2. Wala akong kinalaman sa pagkamatay ni Ramgen Jose Bautista at sa pamamaril kay Janelle Ann Caren Manahan na naganap noong October 28, 2011 bandang 11:45 PM, dahil nang araw at oras na iyon ay kasama kong nag-iinom si Roger Lapides simula 9:00 PM hanggang mga 4:00 AM ng October 29, 2011.
  3. Ang buong katotohanan ay ang mga sumusunod. Noong September 28, 2011, ay pinakilala sa akin ng high school classmate kong si Dondon si Brian. Si Brian ay kinausap ako at kukunin niya raw ako upang patayin daw ang isang nagngangalang “Ramgen†at binigyan pa niya ako ng litrato nito ang dinig ko pa nga nuon ay Ramjun. Nagpakilala siyang taga-BF daw siya at nagtatrabaho sa mga Revilla. Si Brian ay maputi, chinito, parang Korean pop star na may tattoo sa upper right arm. Sinabi niya na wala daw maghahabol kung sakaling magawa ko ang pinagagawa niya sa akin at babayaran niya daw ako ng P250,000.00 at papupuntahin daw ako sa ibang bansa pagkatapos.
  4. Sinabi pa ni Brian na kailangan ko daw magawa agad ang pagpatay dahil nananakit daw itong si Ramgen ng kanyang mga kapatid at pati ang nanay niya ay sinasaktan din daw niya. Hindi naman sinabi ni Brian ang apelyido ni Ramgen, kaya’t hindi ko alam na anak pala ito ng dating Senator Ramon Revilla, Sr.
  5. Pumayag ako at hiniling ko na mag-down sila ng P150,000.00 dahil kailangan ko pang bumili ng mga gagamiting baril pero ang binigay lamang niya sa akin ay P50,000.00. At sa perang binigay ni Brian sa akin, nagastos ko agad ang P26,000.00 pambili ng isang .45 caliber at .38 caliber na baril.
  6. Noong October 3, 2011 bandang mga 1:00 PM ay agad kaming nag-surveillance sa subdivision nina Ramgen sa BF Homes Phase 6-A kasama ko si Mario. Hindi kami nakapasok sa loob ng subdivision dahil sa higpit ng security kaya naisip namin na abangan na lamang sa labas ng bahay niya si Ramgen.
  7. Sinubukan namin sundan si Ramgen nang makalabas ito ng subdivision nila sakay ng Explorer ngunit hindi namin siya nasundan dahil nakasakay lamang kami sa isang taxi dahil na rin wala kaming sasakyan at hindi rin kami marunong mag-drive.
  8. Nang sabihin ko kay Brian ang aming planong abangan na lamang namin sa labas ng subdivision si Ramgen dahil nga hindi kami makapasok sa loob ng subdivision ay sinabihan niya kami na ingatan namin ang kotse ni Ramgen na isang Ford Explorer na may plate number ZCW-633 dahil gusto raw ito ng “BOSS†niya. Nang lumabas ang Explorer sakay si Ramgen ay hindi namin nagawang harangin at barilin si Ramgen dahil ninerbyos kami kaya nagdahilan na lamang kami kay Brian na hindi namin natuloy ang plano dahil may malapit na pulis sa lugar na pinuntahan ni Ramgen.
  9. Noong October 6, 2011 ay nagpunta si Glaiza sa bahay ko upang humingi kay Brian ng P20,000.00 bilang bayad dahil kotse na lamang daw niya na isang silver gray na Vios ang gagamitin sa pagpatay. Pero P5,000.00 lang ang binigay ni Brian kay Glaiza.
  10. Noong October 9, 2011 ay sinabihan kami ni Brian na abangan daw namin si Ramgen sa Mansion sa Cavite at duon namin tirahin dahil naroon daw si Ramgen tuwing linggo dahil namimigay ito ng bigas sa mga taga-Cavite. Hindi kami pumunta dahil umuulan ng mga panahong iyon pero ang sinabi ko kay Brian ay nasa area lang kami kahit sa totoo nun ay nasa bahay lang kami.
  11. Tinawagan ako uli ni Brian noong October 10, 2011 at galit na galit na dahil naiinip na daw ang “Boss†niya kaya sila na daw ang gumawa ng plano at ang gagawin na lamang namin ay pumasok sa bahay nina Ramgen at patayin siya. Sila na daw ang bahala kung papaano kami makakapasok at makakalabas ng subdivision. Kailangan na daw namin ituloy ang plano dahil sinaktan daw uli ni Ramgen ang kanyang ina at 2 niya maliliit na kapatid dahil nagsumbong ang nanay niya na ito ay gumagamit ng droga at inuubos daw ang pera sa pagbili ngmga baril. Dahil daw sa sumbong na ito ay napagalitan si Ramgen ni Sen. Revilla, Sr.
  12. Noong gabi ng October 10, 2011 ay sinundo kami (ako at si Mario) ni Brian gamit ang isang itim na Montero na wala pang plate number at pinasakay kami sa likod ng sasakyan at tinakluban ng comforter. Ang driver ng Montero ay pinakilala ni Brian na isa sa mga boss niya na si Ramon Joseph o RJ.
  13. Nakarating kami sa BF Homes ng mga bandang 12 AM na ng October 11, 2011 at nakita naming bukas ang gate at main door ng bahay pati ang ilaw sa sala nila. Ipinark ni RJ ang Montero sa tapat ng bahay at dun na lang daw sila maghintay ni Brian at pagkatapos namin magawa ang pagpatay kay Ramgen ay dun din kami sasakay papalabas ng subdivision habang si Glaiza naman ay nasa loob ng sasakyan niya sa labas ng gate ng Phase 6-A magaabang lamang sa aming paglabas para duon sa sasakyan niya ilalagay ang mga baril na gagamitin at sila na ang bahalang magtapon ng mga ito. Kami naman ay ibababa ni Brian at RJ sa amin.
  14. Bago kami pumasok ni Mario sa loob ng bahay ay tinawagan muna ni Brian si Maria Ramona o Mara na nuon ay nasa loob ng bahay at tinanong kung gising pa si Ramgen. Sinagot siya nito nang “Oo. Kakukuha lang ng inumin.â€
  15. Madali kami nakapasok dahil bukas ang gate, bukas ang main door at nakabukas din ang ilaw sa sala. At nang paakyat na kami ng hagdanan papuntang 2nd floor kung saan andun ang kuwarto ni Ramgen ay nagulat kami ng makita namin ang malaking litrato ni Sen. Ramon Revilla, Sr. sa ibabaw ng piano at kinabahan kaming dalawa at natigilan pa kami sa paglalakad. Laking takot at nerbiyos ang naramdaman ko dahil kilala at maimpluwensiyang tao ang ama ng taong papatayin namin. Pero dahil nanduon na kami at nagamit ko na rin ang perang binayad sa akin ay napilitan na kaming umakyat at ituloy ang plano.
  16. Ako ang may hawak ng baril na .45 at ang plano ay si Mario ang kakatok sa kwarto ni Ramgen at kapag lumabas ito ay babarilin ko pero hindi natuloy dahil walang dalang baril si Mario at ayaw niyang maipit kung sakasakali kaya bumaba kami at pumunta sa Montero. Sa pangalawang pagakyat namin ay si Mario na ang humawak ng baril at ako dapat ang kakatok tapos ay tatakbo ako sa likod ni Mario dahil ako naman ang mawawalan ng baril ngunit ayaw naman ni Mario na ako ay pumunta sa likod niya kaya bumaba kami muli. Sa pangatlong pagakyat namin ay ako na muli ang humawak ng baril pero nasa hagdanan pa lang kami ay umayaw na si Mario dahil hindi daw siya komportable na walang baril kaya bumalik kami ng Montero at sinabi kay Brian na kailangan naming bumalik sa bahay upang humiram ng baril si Mario sa kumpare niya.
  17. Galit na galit si Brian sa amin pero wala siya magawa kaya bumalik kami sa Tramo mga bandang 2:00 AM. Ayaw nang sumama muli ni Mario dahil natakot daw siya kaya ang anak na lamang niyang si Michael Nartea ang ipinasama sa amin na kagigising lang ng mga panahong iyon at bigla na lamang pinasakay sa Montero.
  18. Pagbalik ng BF Homes ay si Brian na ang nag-drive upang mas mapabilis daw. Pagdating namin sa bahay ay nagtalo pa kami sa sala ni Michael dahil hindi naman daw namin sinabi sa kanya na anak pala ni Sen. Revilla ang aming titirahin sinabi ko na lang na nagkasubuan na kaya ituloy na lang namin. Nuong umaakyat kami ng hagdanan ay maingay ang tsinelas na suot ni Michael kaya bumalik pa kami ng Montero at pinahiram ni Brian ang sapatos niya kay Michael.
  19. Nang nasa hagdanan na kami ay tinanong ni Michael kung nasubukan na daw ba namin iputok ang .45 dahil baka daw mag-jam ito. Ang sabi ko hindi pa kaya bumaba uli kami ng hagdanan. Nang aakyat na uli kami ay pareho kaming kinabahan dahil natakot kami sa litrato ni Sen. Revilla, Sr. na nasa ibabaw ng piano dahil sa nanlilisik nitong mata. Kaya’t dali dali kaming bumalik sa Montero at dinala uli kami ni Brian pabalik sa Tramo at pinagalitan kami dahil hindi na naman daw namin nagawa ang plano pero sinabi niya na ulitin na lamang daw namin uli mamayang gabi.
  20. Nang makauwi kami ay nagsabi sa akin si Michael na wala siyang pera pangkain ng mga anak niya kaya hindi na ito makakasama sa akin ng gabing iyon dahil kailangan niya muna maghanap ng makakain ng pamilya niya. Dahil dito ay sinangla ko muna ang .45 na baril na gagamitin namin sa halagang P3,000.00 at binigay ko ang pera kay Michael para may panggastos siya.
  21. Nang mga bandang 11:00 PM ng araw ding iyon ay tinext ako ni Brian at pinapupunta kami sa BF Homes para ituloy ang planong pagpatay kay Ramgen pero hindi ko pa nuon sinasabi na isinangla namin ang baril at wala kaming baril na magagamit. Pero napilitan na rin kami magsabi kaya bumalik kami sa amin sakay ng Montero na minamaneho nuon ni Mara upang tubusin ang sinangla naming baril.
  22. Na, nang makuha na namin ang baril ay sumakay na kaming muli ni Michael sa loob ng Montero na minamaneho ni Mara habang si Brian ay sumakay naman sa isang Innova na silver gray at ang dalawang sasakyan ay pumarada na magkasunod sa tapat ng bahay nina Ramgen. Si Brian ang magmamaneho ng Innova at ang plano ay kapag narinig na nila ang putukan ay lalapit ito sa guard house upang ma-distract ang guwardiya habang kami ay tumatakas sabay naman ang Montero na minamaneho ni Mara. Habang si Glaiza naman kasama ang kanyang nobyo nitong si Norwyn o “Toto” ay nasa labas uli ng Phase 6-A at nagaabang at duon sa kanyang sasakyan namin ilalagay ang baril na gagamitin.
  23. Habang nakatayo si Michael sa hagdanan hawak ang baril ako naman ay tumayo sa tabi ng pintuan at kumatok. Sa unang katok ko ay walang sumagot pero sa pangalawang pagkatok ko ay sumigaw si Ramgen ng “Sino yan? Sino yan?” pero hindi kami sumasagot. Bigla na lamang binuksan ni Ramgen ang pinto ng kuwarto niya, pero hindi ito lumabas o sumilip man lang. Hinintay namin lumabas siya ng kwarto pero hindi niya ito ginawa at makalipas ang ilang sandal ay sinara niya uli ang pintuan at narinig ko na nagkasa ito ng baril sa loob ng kwarto niya habang may kausap sa telepono at sinasabing “Security pumunta kayo dito sa bahay namin parang may nakapasok!â€
  24. Nang marinig ko iyon ay dali dali kaming bumaba ni Michael at sumakay sa Montero. Lumapit sa amin si Brian at tinanong kung ano nangyari. Sinabi ko na umalis na kami dahil narinig kong tumawag na ng security si Ramgen kaya lumabas na uli kami ng subdivision.
  25. Na, nagalit na ng tuluyan sa akin si Brian dahil hindi ko na naman nagawa ang pinaguutos niya kaya sinabihan niya ako na “out†na daw ako at ibalik ko na lang ang baril at ang perang binayad niya sa akin. Hiningi din niya sa akin ang picture ni Ramgen na binigay niya nung una naming pagkikita.
  26. Na, noong October 14, 2011, ay tumawag sa akin si Glaiza at hinahanap si Michael dahil daw hindi ito mahanap samantalang binigyan na sila ni Katso o Ruel Pozon ng P20,000.00. Sabi ko hindi ko alam dahil hindi ko rin nuon nakikita si Michael.
  27. Buong maghapon ng October 28, 2011 ay nasa bahay lamang ako at natutulog at lumabas lamang mga bandang 6:00 o 7:00 PM upang tumambay sa may tindahan ni Liza Naranjan at sa bilyaran sa likod nito. Habang ako ay nakatambay sa bilyaran mga bandang 9:00 PM ay dumating si Roger Lapides at niyaya akong maginom at sumama naman ako.
  28. Na, nag-inuman kami ni Roger Lapides sa bilyaran/pool hanggang magsara ito ng mga bandang 1:00 AM na ng October 29, 2011 kaya lumipat kami sa “Stay Cool†na tindahan ng yelo na may katabing beer house at natapos kami ng mga bandang 4:00 AM na ng medaling araw.
  29. Na, habang nagiinuman kami ay walang patid ang pagtetext at pagtawag sa cellphone ko ni Glaiza. mga bandang 4 AM ay nagpunta kami sa Bulungan upang bumili ng isda pero umalis din ako agad dahil tinawagan ako uli ni Glaiza at sinabing papunta sila ng kanyang nobyong si Norwyn sa bahay namin.
  30. Na, nang dumating sina Glaiza sa bahay ay sinabi niya na napatay na daw nila si Ramgen at nadamay pa ang girl friend nito. Palalabasin na lamang daw nilang love triangle. Nasabi din ni Glaiza na nasa kanya daw ang lahat ng ginamit sa pagpatay kay Ramgen. Pero hindi niya na sinabi sa akin kung sino ang pumatay kay Ramgen.
  31. Na, ang Kontra-Salayasay na ito ay aking ginawa upang pabulaanan ang demandang isinampa laban sa akin.

PATUNAY NG LAHAT ng ito ay ang aking lagda ngayong ika-9 ng Nobyembre, 2011 dito sa City of Parañaque, Philippines.
ROY FRANCIS TOLISORA
Nagsasalaysay
CERTIFICATION
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 9th day of November, 2011 at Paranaque City and I hereby CERTIFY that I have personally examined the affiant and I am satisfied that he voluntarily executed and understood the same.
HON.LEAH C. ROMA
Assistant City Prosecutor

Compare Francis’ counter-affidavit with Michael Nartea’s counter-affidavit below –

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
PARAÑAQUE CITY ) S.S.
KONTRA-SALAYSAY

Ako, si MICHAEL JAY NARTEA, 34 taong gulang, may asawa, Filipino at nakatira sa No. 6751, Tramo-1, Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City, matapos makapanumpa alinsunod sa batas ay nagsasaad ng mga sumusunod, na:

  1. Ako ang isa sa mga sinampahan ng demandang Murder sa pagkakapaslang kay Ramgen Jose Bautista at Frustrated Murder sa tangkang pagpatay kay Janelle Ann Caren Manahan at may I.S. No. XV-12-INQ 11K03213.

  2. Wala akong kinalaman sa pagkamatay ni Ramgen Jose Bautista at sa pamamaril kay Janelle Ann Caren Manahan na naganap noong October 28, 2011 bandang 11:45 PM dahil nang mga panahon na iyon ay kasama ko ang aking kinakasama ngayong si Andrea Salundades Villanueva.
  3. Sa totoo lang ay nadamay lamang ako sa gulong ito nang ako ay gisingin ng aking ama sa bahay namin nuong October 11, 2011 mga bandang 2 AM. Pinasama niya ako kay Francis Tolisora at sumakay kami sa isang Montero black na minamaneho ni Brian at sakay naman si Ramon Joseph o RJ.
  4. Ang pagkakaalam ko lang ay sasama lang ako kay Francis at habang papunta kami sa BF Homes ay sinabi sa akin ni Brian na papatayin nga daw namin si Ramgen. Wala na ako magawa dahil nakasakay na ako sa sasakyan pero hindi ko kilala kung sino ang Ramgen na sinasabi niya.
  5. Nang makarating na kami sa BF Homes at makapasok na sa loob ng bahay nina Ramgen ay nakita ko agad sa ibabaw ng piano ang litrato ni Sen. Ramon Revilla, Sr. kinagulat ko at bigla akong kinabahan at sinabi ko ito kay Francis dahil wala naming nagsabi sa akin na isa pa lang Revilla ang titirahin namin.
  6. Napabalik kami ng Montero dahil yung tsinelas na suot ko ay maingay kapag hinahakbang ko sa hagdanan kaya pinahiram ako ni Brian ng sapatos niya.
  7. Kinakabahan pa rin ako kaya habang nasa hagdanan kami ay tinanong ko si Francis kung nasubukan na ba niyang iputok ang .45 na baril na dala namin dahil baka bigla mag-jam iyon. Nang sagutin niya ako ng hindi pa ay napababa uli kami ng hagdanan dahil natakot at kinabahan ako muli. Hindi na kami umakyat muli ni Francis kasi pareho na kaming kinabahan at dahil natatakot parin kami sa litrato ni Sen. Revilla, Sr. na nasa ibabaw ng piano dahil sa nanlilisik nitong mata. Kaya’t dali dali kaming bumalik sa Montero at dinala uli kami ni Brian pabalik sa Tramo at pinagalitan kami dahil hindi na naman daw naming nagawa ang plano pero sinabi niya na ulitin na lamang daw namin uli mamayang gabi.
  8. Nang makauwi kami ay nagsabi ako kay Francis na hindi ko na siya masasamahan sa kasi kailangan ko muna maghanap ng ipangkakain ng pamilya ko. Naawa sa akin si Francis kaya naisip niya na isangla muna ang .45 na baril na gagamitin dapat namin sa pagpatay kay Ramgen sa halagang P3,000.00 at binigay niya ang pera sa akin para may panggastos ako at makasama sa kanya nung gabing iyon.
  9. Nang mga bandang 11PM ng araw ding iyon ay nakatanggap si Francis ng text galing kay Brian at pinapupunta kami sa BF Homes pero hindi pa niya nuon sinasabi na isinangla niya ang baril at wala kaming baril na dala. Pero napilitan na rin kami magsabi kaya bumalik kami sa amin sakay ng Montero na minamaneho nuon ni Mara upang tubusin ang naisanglang baril.
  10. Habang hinihintay namin si Francis na tubusin ang nakasanglang baril ay ipinakita sa akin ni Brian ang perang P200,000.00 na nasa loob ng paper bag ng Starbucks na iniabot sa kanya ni Mara at sinabi sa akin na kapag napatay na namin si Ramgen ng gabing iyon ay ibibigay niya agad ang pera sa amin at sila na rin daw ang bahala sa gagastusin kung gusto namin pumunta sa ibang lugar.
  11. Tinanong ko pa si Brian kung hindi ba delikado ang gagawin natin dahil si Ramgen ay isang Revilla at siguradong malalaking tao ang babanggain namin. Sinagot niya ako nang “Huwag kayo magalala. Wala na kayo iintindihin dito. Lahat ng tao sa bahay alam na itutumba si Ramgen. Ang nanay niya, mga kapatid, Lolo Amang, mga katulong at driver. Iisa lang kalaban natin diyan ung PA ni Ramgen. May nagbibigay sa akin ng info kung ano ang schedule at lakad ni Ramgen. Napapahiya na ako sa “boss†ko.
  12. Nang makuha na namin ang baril ay sumakay na kaming muli ni Michael sa loob ng Montero na minamaneho ni Mara habang si Brian ay sumakay naman sa isang Innova na silver gray at ang dalawang sasakyan ay pumarada na magkasunod sa tapat ng bahay nina Ramgen. Si Brian ang magmamaneho ng Innova at kapag narinig na nila ang putukan ay lalapit ito sa guard house upang ma-distract sila habang kami ay tumatakas gamit naman ang Montero na minamaneho ni Mara. Habang si Glaiza naman kasama ang kanyang nobyo ay nasa labas uli ng Phase 6-A at nagaabang at duon sa kanyang sasakyan namin ilalagay ang baril na gagamitin.
  13. Tinawagan pa ni Mara si RJ habang nasa loob kami ng Montero at tinanong nito kung gising pa si Ramgen. Nang malaman na gising pa nga ito ay bumaba na kami ng Montero at pumasok na sa bahay.
  14. Habang nasa tabi ng pintuan si Francis dahil siya ang kakatok sa kuwarto ni Ramgen, ako naman ay tumayo sa hagdanan habang hawak ang baril. Sa unang katok ni Francis ay walang sumagot pero sa pangalawang pagkatok niya ay narinig naming sumigaw si Ramgen ng “Sino yan? Sino yan?†pero hindi kami sumasagot. Bigla na lamang binuksan ng malaki ni Ramgen ang pintuan pero hindi ito lumabas o sumilip man lang. Hinintay namin lumabas siya ng kuwarto pero hindi niya ito ginawa at makalipas ang ilang sandali ay sinara niya uli ang pintuan.
  15. Bigla akong hinila ni Francis pababa ng hagdanan dahil narinig daw niyang may kausap sa telepono si Ramgen at tumawag na ng security. Pagpasok namin sa loob ng Montero ay lumapit sa amin si Brian at tinanong kung ano nangyari. Sinabi ni Francis na narinig niyang tumawag ng security si Ramgen kaya umalis na kami agad ng subdivision.
  16. Nagalit na ng tuluyan si Brian dahil hindi na naman natuloy ang plano niya kaya sinabihan niya si Francis na “out†na ito at hinihingi niyang ibalik ni Francis yung .45 caliber na baril at ang perang binigay niya dito.
  17. Nang pinaalis na si Francis sa grupo ay kinuha nila si Katso o Ruel Pozon bilang kapalit. Kasama na namin si Katso nang pumunta kami kina Francis para kunin ang .45 caliber na baril at nakita ko ring inabot ni Francis kay Brian ang maliit na picture ni Ramgen.
  18. Nang makaalis na si Francis sa grupo ay minabuti ko na ring kumalas dahil napilitan lang naman talaga akong sumama sa grupong iyon dahil kay Francis. Nagtago ako kina Glaiza at Brian at nabalitaan ko na lamang na ang ipinalit nila sa akin ay si “Lim†Komeda.
  19. Sa pagkakaalam ko ay sina Katso at Lim ang tumuloy ng plano. Kaya laking gulat ko nang bigla na lang kami damputin ni Francis ng mga pulis habang sina Katso at Lim ang sinasabi nilang witness nila. Sa pagkakaalam ko rin ay si Lim ay may pagaaring isang dagger na may lagayang leather. Ang handle ng dagger na ito ay gawa sa kahoy at black na ang haba ay katulad ng sa isang long folder.
  20. Maaaring kaya lumabas at nagpapanggap na witnesses sina Katso at Lim ay dahil sa gusto nilang makuha ang pabuyang inilaan ni Senator Bong Revilla sa kung sino man ang makakapagturo sa pumatay kay Ramgen.
  21. Sa totoo lang ay buong araw ng October 28 hangang 29 ng 2011 ay nasa bahay lamang ako kasama ang aking kinakasamang si Andrea Salundades Villanueva kaya imposible ang ibinibintang nila sa akin at aking kasintahan ang makakapagpatunay nito.
  22. Na, ang Kontra-Salayasay na ito ay aking ginawa upang pabulaanan ang demandang isinampa laban sa akin.

PATUNAY NG LAHAT ng ito ay ang aking lagda ngayong ika-9 ng Nobyembre, 2011 dito sa City of Parañaque, Philippines.
MICHAEL JAY NARTEA
Nagsasalaysay
CERTIFICATION
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 9th day of November, 2011 at Parañaque City and I hereby CERTIFY that I have personally examined the affiant and I am satisfied that he voluntarily executed and understood the same.
HON. LEAH C. ROMA
Assistant City Prosecutor

Finally, compare Francis and Michael’s counter-affidavits with the one below of Ruel Puzon, the whistleblower who  stands to earn part of the bounty:

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Ruel Puzon affidavit page one

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Ruel Puzon affidavit page two

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Ruel Puzon affidavit – page three

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Ruel Puzon affidavit – page 4

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Genelyn says ‘hallelujah’ as judge asks witness: Are you lying?

Genelyn says ‘hallelujah’ as judge asks witness: Are you lying?

By Nathaniel R. Melican
Philippine Daily Inquirer
11:05 pm | Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

At the end of Tuesday’s hearing on the Ramgen Bautista murder case, it was presiding Judge Fortunito Madrona of the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court Branch 274 who asked the question that surprised everyone inside the courtroom.

After looking over his case notes, Madrona looked at Ruel Puzon, the star witness who claimed he was present when the suspects hatched the plot to kill the victim and asked him, “Are you just making up everything you’re saying?

The question was greeted with muffled laughter and whispers while Genelyn Magsaysay, mother of Ramgen and two of the suspects—Maria Ramona (Mara) and Ramon Joseph (RJ)—exclaimed: “Hallelujah!”

Puzon, who had just been cross examined, faced Madrona and said: “No, sir. They were the ones who told me about the plan and I was with them when they came up with it.”

He said that he was referring particularly to the other accused whom he identified as Ryan Pastera, Michael Nartea, Norwin dela Cruz, and Glaiza Visda.

After the hearing, Magsaysay, who maintained that her children Mara and RJ were innocent of the murder and frustrated murder charges filed against them, was jubilant over the question posed by the judge.

“That meant that we have successfully placed doubt in the mind of the judge. It was the one which really struck me the most,” she told reporters.

Before posing the question to Puzon, the judge had asked him about the role he was supposed to play in Bautista’s killing.

“I was supposed to be the driver of a motorcycle … A rider, who we decided would be Michael [Nartea], would be the one to shoot Ramgen,” Puzon told the judge.

Next, the judge asked him if the group ever tried to get in touch with him after he stopped going to their meetings.

“I was no longer contacted by the group after … the Oct. 19 meeting,” Puzon said. The judge, however, seemed to find it hard to believe. “You were not called? There were no more calls?” he asked. Puzon again replied in the negative.

Earlier, Melinda Salcedo, Pastera’s lawyer, cross-examined Puzon and pointed to purported discrepancies among his three sworn statements and his testimony earlier this month. source