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

[Video] 2nd Death Anniversary: Still being missed, share your testimony of Ramgen! How can we find real justice?


Today, Oct. 29, 2013 will officially mark the 2nd Death Anniversary of Ramgen Jose Magsaysay Bautista also known as Ram Revilla. He died around 11:30pm on Oct. 28, 2011 and officially declared dead on arrival on the early morning of Oct. 29, 2011.

Last year, we offered our prayers for justice to be served but until now we don’t have answers to our questions. Also, family and friends released balloons saying their messages for Ramgen. (See 1st Death Anniversary details)

And yesterday, Oct. 28, 2013, we commemorated Ramgen’s 2nd Death Anniversary with our family members. Again like last year, RJ Bautista was allowed to visit for the 2nd time the grave of our beloved eldest brother and now which made it more exceptional was that our Father, Ramon Revilla, Sr. and our other half-siblings were able to attend it and remember Ramgen with us. This is also the first time that our Father and almost the whole clan was able to be reunited once again after the tragic incident. (See also: Ramon Revilla, Sr.’s Official Statement about the Ramgen Case and also check the 2nd Death Anniversary Page with pictures)

The Magsaysay’s, Bautista’s and the Revilla’s sung

With Ramon Revilla, Sr., family and the church, we sung this hymn:

  1. There was a time,
    when you feel that you are lonely.
    There was a time,
    when you feel you’re alone.
    Remember my brothers,
    that Jesus loves you so.
    A love that would change your life.

    Chorus:
    Yes, I love you,
    with the love of the Lord forever.
    I love you with all my heart.
    Yes, I love you,
    with the love of the Lord forever.
    My brothers and sisters love you so.

  2. Can you see the sunshine,
    shinning in the sky.
    Can you see the rainbow,
    reflecting on the sea?
    Remember my sisters,
    that Jesus loves you so
    a love that would change your life.
    (Repeat chorus)

We know, in this world, we are never going to be complete again, sad but we must face reality. Ramgen is with our Creator, he is in the place of comfort. And I’m sure even if we haven’t seen each other for a long period of time, I know that he is still watching us and guiding us.

Share you memories with Ram Revilla

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Testimonial:
A tribute to a simple man with simple wishes. Who and what is Ram Revilla or simply Ramgen to you? Are you his friend? A fan? Share us your memories of him and make it part of this tribute! Send us your message and we will add your testimonial about him here.

How to send us a message? You can use the form at this page and in there you will see "Click here to submit your testimonial" below that page or you can use our "Contact Us" page or by sending us an email at admin@ramrevilla.net. Note: Negative comments will not be entertained especially if it contain libelous materials. Always be reminded of the word respect.

Mahirap mamatayan ng mahal sa buhay. At lalong mahirap kung ang mahal mo sa buhay dumanaa ng di magandang kamatayan... -- Father Ed, during Ramgen's interment.

Gallery of photos

See gallery photos at this link.

How will we have the justice that Ramgen truly deserve?

Ramgen is a Hero. If it weren't for him, Janelle Manahan and Ramona wouldn't be alive today, he died because he was able the fight and save Janelle and Ramona.

But, how? Where is the real justice? We don't know, because the police stopped doing their jobs when they were able to concoct an incredible story. However, we believe there might be a way. The only way we believe is first to find out why those witnesses lied during their testimonies and pinpointing the innocents:

  • As all of you may know, Ronald Ancajas, Ramgen's personal aide and boxing trainer. In his statements we found out that he lied. How could he not hear the noises created upstairs when the room of Ramgen is just below his room, especially when he said he "saw" RJ and Ramona walking out of the village while Janelle is asking for help. (See evidence: Video: Ocular. Proof of Ronald Ancajas lies)
  • Nino Tabada, duty security guard of the village. He said that he did not notice anything unusual, except when he saw RJ Bautista walking out of the village when he just finished roving. However, in court he admitted that he did not conduct any roving activity within the area. (Read his testimony in here)
  • How about the others? Well we believe they are just fall guys, as they admitted, who wanted to have part of the reward money before when they appeared on national television. Roy Francis Tolisora and Michael Jay Nartea, the supposed gunmen, admitted that they were just fallguys and they did not know the victim's brother, RJ Bautista. (Check this video wherein he admitted that he did not know RJ Bautista, but then during the preliminary investigation he changed his statement)

2nd Death Anniversary: Who is Ramgen?

Who is Ramgen?

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Ramgen is the first born child of a family of 9. Born with a given name of Ramgen Jose Magsaysay Bautista on Feb. 12, 1988 to Ramon “Jose A. Bautista” Revilla, Sr. and Genelyn Magsaysay.

Ramgen’s Legacy

It has been 2 years since the death of a beloved man, whose wishes were just simple. For some of you may already know, Ramgen before his death was truly a loving man and has a heart for the masses. He wanted to establish a foundation called “Agimat ng Kabataan“, wherein its main purpose is to serve the kids – to prevent the youths against illegal activities.

Agimat ng Kabataan

Ramgen with kids.

He failed to incorporate the foundation but he did not fail to serve.

Agimat ng Kabataan Logo

Agimat ng Kabataan Logo of Ram Revilla, a foundation he wanted to build.

Before his death, if I can remember correctly, that every weekend he will do a “feeding program” for malnourished children in Imus, Cavite and even a “Educational program” wherein he will distribute school supplies and will show an education TV show such as the classic “Sineskwela” and others, right after he will conduct a “quiz” for the kids and if they get it right they’ll have a prize. Even without a political office, Ramgen was able to serve even in his small little ways.

Political dreams

Ram Revilla with Gov. Remulla and Mayor Saki

Ram Revilla with Gov. Remulla and Mayor Saki

  • Last 2010, Ram Revilla wanted to run for vice-mayor of Imus, together with Mayor Saquilaian – his supposed running mate, who won the elections last 2010. For the record, Ramon Revilla, Sr. was already going to support Ramgen for his political ambition. However, due to some problems he was forced not to run anymore.
  • In 2013, Ramgen was planning to run for councilor. However, his dreams were just dreams, because to whoever killed him did not give a chance to achieve it anymore. All his dreams were brought down with him and died with him.

Hearing Update (10-18-13): Motion for Reconsideration // Motion to allow RJ to attend Death Anniversary


What - When - Where - Details
Details
WHAT:
Hearing for the Motion for Reconsideration in connection with the denial of bail of the accused. // Oral motion to allow RJ Bautista to attend the 2nd death anniversary of Ramgen.
WHEN:
Oct. 18, 2013
WHERE:
Parañaque City Hall, Regional Trial Court Branch 274.
DETAILS:
The hearing just sums up the motion for reconsideration as the court gives 15 days for the prosecution to comment about the Motion for Reconsideration filed by the accused and another 15 days for the defense to reply.

Also, RJ Bautista's lawyer made an oral motion to ask the permission of the court to grant him to attend the 2nd Death Anniversary of his brother,  Ramgen. The Court GRANTED this motion with no objections from the state prosecutor. RJ Bautista is hereby granted to leave jail premises on Oct. 28, 2013, Monday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

The order dated Oct. 18, 2013:

...In today's hearing on these incidents: (1) Motion for Reconsideration filed by accused Ramon Joseph Bautista; and (2) Motion for Reconsideration for accused Glaiza Visda, through their counsels, re the Order of this Court dated September 4, 2013, all the concerned accused appeared, except accused Ramon Joseph Bautista and Ryan Pastera, Attys. AJ L. Gepte and Clarrissa Castro also appeared. The court notes the manifestation of Atty. AJ L. Gepte, counsel for accused Ramon Joseph Bautista that the non appearance of the accused despite due notice can be dispensed with so that the proceedings can continue.

At this juncture, the Hon. Prosecutor asked for time within which to file their comment on the said motions. The People then are given fifteen (15) days from today within which to file comment to both motions furnishing copy to the accused Ramon Joseph Bautista and Glaiza Visda through counsels who upon receipt shall be given likewise fifteen (15) days within which to file their reply. Thereafter these incidents shall be deemed submitted for resolution.

Meantime, the scheduled settings re the main case is held in abeyance pending the resolution of these incidents and until further notice.

Also, at this juncture, the defense counsel for accused Ramon Joseph Bautista moved in open Court that an Order similar to the on issued last year to accused Ramon Joseph Bautista be again issued granting the said accused the same furlough or time within which to visit the dead, particularly the victim in this case, on October 28, 2013 starting at 10:00 o'clock in the morning until 8:00 o'clock in the evening. With conformity of the prosecution, the motion is granted and Senior Insp. Bernardino Edgar T. Camos, Jail Warden, Special Intensive Care Area (SICA), Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City, is hereby allowed to let accused Ramon Joseph Bautista to visit the deceased victim in this case at the cemetery on October 28, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 o'clock in the morning and 8:00 o'clock in the evening with proper escorts to be provided in connection therewith.

SO ORDERED.

FORTUNITO L. MADRONA
Presiding Judge

2nd Death Anniversary: Gone, but never will be forgotten.


Gone, but never will be forgotten.”

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Little Ramgen with Mommy Genelyn.

In about two (2) weeks it will mark the 2nd year of the death of a man we once knew who is kind and lovable. Whose dreams were shattered when he was brutally killed inside our family residence. A man we will never forget.

He was the first born son to our mother, then a brother and at the same time a father to all of us. You will always be remembered! We will love you always! — Siblings

Who is Ramgen?

Ram Revilla’s real name is Ramgen Jose Magsaysay Bautista, his family calls him Ramgen. He is the eldest of the brood of 9 children. His name is derived from the name of our father, Ramon and our mother, Genelyn.

A tribute, share your memories of him!

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Testimonial:
A tribute to a simple man with simple wishes. Who and what is Ram Revilla or simply Ramgen to you? Are you his friend? A fan? Share us your memories of him and make it part of this tribute! Send us your message and we will add your testimonial about him here.

How to send us a message? You can use the form at this page and in there you will see "Click here to submit your testimonial" below that page or you can use our "Contact Us" page or by sending us an email at admin@ramrevilla.net. Note: Negative comments will not be entertained especially if it contain libelous materials. Always be reminded of the word respect.