Motion for Reconsideration: Justice shall be served! A Recap: From Oct. 31, 2011 to Present.


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LAST SEPT. 4, 2013 the Judge ordered the DENIAL of the PETITION FOR BAIL filed by RJ BAUTISTA and other accused. Only one (1) of the accused has been granted bail and that is Roy Francis Tolisora, the alleged gun-man, whom he admitted in his affidavits that he was really a hired killer and suddenly just backed-out.

The Order dated Sept. 4, 2013 states:

x x x WHEREFORE, all the foregoing duly considered, this Court rules as follows: (a) find the evidence of guilt of accused RAMON JOSEPH BAUTISTA Y MAGSAYSAY, GLAIZA VISDA Y RIVERA alias GLAIZA VISTA, JAN NORWIN DELA CRUZ Y GENTELIZO alias TOTO, RYAN PASTERA Y MONTINOLA alias BRYAN, and MICHAEL JAY NARTEA Y CRUZ alias MICHAEL to be strong, accordingly, their petitions for bail are DENIED. (b) find the evidence of guilt of accused ROY FRANCIS TOLISORA y HERRERA alias KIKO to be not strong, the petition for bail for accused is GRANTED. The amount of bail for said accused is fixed in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php200,000.00) for his provisional liberty. x x x

According to the Honorable Judge, the evidence against all the accused are STRONG which signifies the DENIAL of the BAIL. With all due respect, as always maintained, WE BEG TO DISAGREE. Click here to download the ORDER of the Judge dated Sept. 4, 2013.

On that Order, the Honorable Court relied on the thesis of Regalado that asserted that when the Prima facie evidence unexplained and uncontroverted is sufficient to maintain the proposition affirmed. The accused disagrees with the conclusion reached by the Court when it surmised that since the defense has not presented rebuttal evidence, then the prosecution’s evidence standing alone would merit the continued denial of bail. Such proposition is downright unfair, unjust and unwarranted considering that the evidence so far presented by the prosecution against the accused RAMON JOSEPH BAUTISTA Y MAGSAYSAY is so weak that his continued confinement would be a denial of his basic right guaranteed under the Constitution to be entitled to bail even for a capital offense when the evidence could not warrant further denial of bail.

With that, the defense has no other choice but to file a Motion for Reconsideration in connection with the denial of the Petition for Bail. Given that, only three (3) accused filed a Motion for Reconsideration: Ramon Joseph Bautista, Ryan Pastera and Glaiza Visda.

Motion for Reconsideration

The Motion for Reconsideration (MR) filed by RJ Bautista through his counsels explained that the evidence used against RJ Bautista is so weak that the continued denial of his bail would be against his basic right. Also, it is again reiterated that he was arrested illegally and therefore detained illegally that was discussed in his Motion to Quash.

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Click the download button on the left side to download the RJ Bautista’s Motion for Reconsideration document in connection with the denial to Bail.

Download the file above to see the Motion for Reconsideration document filed by Ramon Joseph (RJ) Magsaysay Bautista. Read the grounds that his lawyer(s) stated for the Honorable Judge to reconsider his decision.

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Click the download button on the left side to download the Prosecution’s Comment (Re: the Motion for Reconsideration) document in connection with the denial to Bail.

Download the file above to see the Prosecution’s Comment (Re: the Motion to Quash of the accused). Read the Prosecution’s comment and opposition to the Motion for Reconsiderations filed by the accused.

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Click the download button on the left side to download the RJ Bautista’s Reply (Re: the Prosecution’s Comment to the Motion for Reconsideration) document in connection with the denial to Bail.

Download the file above to see the Reply of RJ Bautista’s lawyer in regards to the COMMENT of the Prosecution.


Timeline of Events: From Oct. 31, 2011 to Present

Ramon Joseph Magsaysay Bautista was arrested last October 31, 2011 at 11:30pm or just three (3) days after the crime.

  • On that fateful night of October 31, 2011 while the accused was on board a motor vehicle together with his youngest (male) sibling and elder sister coming out of their Patriarchial house in Bacoor, Cavite coming from the wake of his brother RAMGEN MAGSAYSAY BAUTISTA, a group of men holding heavy firearms asked them to pull over.

  • They asked herein accused: “Bryan, Bryan, ikaw ba si Bryan?” Herein accused answered in the negative and gave his name. Suddenly, the other men opened the car’s back door where his youngest sibling was seated and two men poked the heavy firearms to his sibling and asked the same question if accused younger sibling is “Bryan” and accused younger brother managed to say he is not the Bryan that the men were looking for;
  • After a while, it turned out that the men looking for a certain Bryan were police officers and their leader who accused later knew was Major Torred, managed to call over the phone to speak with the accused half brother Sen. Bong Revilla, who gave instruction for the police to get the accused be directed to Paranaque Police Station just for some questioning while the two other police seated at the back seat still carrying a large firearm. Herein accused was able to talk to his brother Sen. Bong Revilla on the same cellular phone that the police used and informed him that the police is asking him to go with them to their office for questioning of which Senator Bong Revilla, told the accused to follow the police, and in spite of a fever at that time, accused with his other siblings went directly on convoy to the Paranaque Police Headquarters;
  • At the Paranaque City Police Headquarters, the Police officers sent the accused and siblings to an private air conditioned office and even bought medicine for the accused and Mc Donald’s burger at that time which the accused and siblings consumed while the Police Officers was happily conversing with them;
  • It was only when the accused biological mother arrived that the Police officers particularly Major Torred informed all of us that they are apprehending the accused as suspect for the death of his brother RAMGEN MAGSAYSAY BAUTISTA;
  • Accused was not given the opportunity to meet face to face with the police witness who would identify his person and his rights under the Miranda Doctrine was likewise, not performed at the time of their so called “arrest”;
  • The next day, Nov. 1, 2011 accompanied by his mother, Genelyn Magsaysay and lawyer at that time, Atty. Dennis Manzanal, RJ Bautista was brought to the Paranaque City Prosecutor’s Office for Inquest. RJ’s camp did not execute the waiver under the provisions of Article 125, as a result RJ Bautista was not subjected to Preliminary Investigation. RJ’s case was submitted for Resolution and has been passed and elevated to the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 274.

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Click the download button on the left side to download the Joint-Affidavit of Arrest by the Paranaque Police regarding the “invitation” made to RJ Bautista last Oct. 31, 2011 at around 11:30pm.

If you are not aware on how our Justice System works here in the Philippines, here it is: Inquest or Preliminary Investigation, if probable cause found –> To the Court –> Arraignment –> Pre-Trial –> Trial –> Judgement / Promulgation.

To the Court: RTC Branch 274

As the case of RJ Bautista was elevated to the court. His former lawyer, Atty. Manzanal filed a Motion to Quash Information, as believed that he was arrested illegally and therefore detained illegally.

Motion to Quash Information

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It states, “The sacred right against an arrest, search or seizure without valid warrant is not only ancient. It is also zealously safeguarded. The Constitution guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches or seizures. Any evidence obtained in violation of said right shall be inadmissible for any purpose in any proceeding. Indeed, while the power to search and seize may at times be necessary to the public welfare, still it must be exercised and the law implemented without contravening the constitutional rights of the citizens, for the enforcement of no statute is of sufficient importance to justify indifference to the basic principles of government.(Valdez vs People, G.R. No. 170180, November 23, 2007)

Justifying RJ’s arrest

  • Now, in justifying the arrest of the accused, the Paranaque Police invoked the police theory of Hot Pursuit. However, this theory is belied by the fact that THEY INVITED RJ BAUTISTA FOR SOME QUESTIONING and even so, the arresting officers did not have personal knowledge of the crime allegedly committed at the residence of the accused. Neither the alleged reportee, Ruel Puzon has personal knowledge of the commission of the crime.

  • In a “Hot Pursuit Operation“, it falls under Section 5(b) of Rule 113 of the Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure as amended.

Sec. 5. Arrest without warrant: When lawful – A peace officer or a private person may, without a warrant, arrest a person: x x x (b) When an offense has just been committed and he has probable cause to believe based on personal knowledge of facts or circumstances that the person to be arrested has committed it; and x x x

Going back to the Motion to Quash, it is stated that at anytime before entering his plea, the accused may move to quash the complaint or information in accordance with Section 3, Rule 117 of the Rules of Court, which provides:

Sec. 3. Grounds: The accused may move to quash the complaint or information on any of the following grounds: x x x (c) That the court trying the case has no jurisdiction over the person of the accused; x x x

In several cases, it has been recognized by the Court that the legality of an arrest affects the jurisdiction over the person of the accused. (Diamante vs. People of the Philippines, G.R. No. 180992, September 4, 2009; Dolera vs. Philippines, G.R. No. 180693, September 4, 2009; People vs Alunday, G.R. 181546, September 3, 2008)

However, last December 16, 2011 the Court denied RJ Bautista’s Motion to Quash Information in favor of the prosecution.

Arraignment:

(Arraignment Page can be found here)

  • Nov. 16, 2011 is the original set date for the arraignment, however it was reset to Jan. 17, 2012 since there was a pending motion that needs to be resolved first.

  • On January 17, 2012, RJ Bautista, Michael Nartea, and Roy Francis Tolisora pleaded “NOT GUILTY” to charges against them.
  • On January 2012, Ryan Pastera, Glaiza Visda, and Norwin dela Cruz pleaded “NOT GUILTY” to charges against them.

Charge sheet / Information

The accusatory allegations of the ”amended criminal information” indicting all the accused for the non-bailable offense of murder are as follows:

“The undersigned Assistant City Prosecutor accuses, Ramon Joseph Bautista, Michael Jay Nartea alias “MICHAEL”, Roy Francis Tolisora alias “KIKO”, Ramona Bautista alias “MARA”, Glaiza Visda alias “GLAIZA VISTA”¸ Norwin dela Cruz alias “TOTO”, and Ryan Pastera alias “BRYAN” of the crime of murder, committed as follows:

That on or about the 28th day of October 2011, at the City of Parañaque, Philippines and within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, the above named accused, conspiring and confederating together and all of them mutually helping and aiding one another with intent to kill, did then and there willfully, and unlawfully and feloniously attack, shoot with unlicensed firearm and stab with a bladed weapon one RAMGEN JOSE BAUTISTA y MAGSAYSAY, hitting him on the different parts of the body, thereby inflicting upon him serious physical injuries which directly caused his death, the said killing having been attended by the qualifying circumstances of treachery, evident premeditation, committed in consideration of a price, reward or promise, and abuse of superior strength, and the attendant ordinary aggravating circumstances of a crime committed in a dwelling during nighttime and employment of disguise which qualify such killing to Murder.”

Pre-trial:

(Pre-trial Page can be found here)

  • March 1, 2012 is the original set date for the Pre-trial, however it was reset to March 15, 2012, due to the “pre-marking of evidence” must be set first.

  • March 15, 2012, the second set date for the Pre-trial, however it was reset again and scheduled on March 19, 2012 due to the ”absence” of State Prosecutor Quetulio.
  • March 19, 2012, Pre-trial pushed through. All pre-marked evidence ”accepted”.

Accused Petition for Bail Filed


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Click the download button on the left side to download the Petition for Bail that RJ Bautista filed last Jan. 11, 2012

All accused, except for Ramona Bautista, filed a Petition for Bail to ask the court for their temporary liberty since the prosecutor didn’t recommend any bail, in regards to the murder charge, for all of the accused.

It was ruled that, “As a general rule, a person in custody shall, before final conviction be entitled to bail as a matter of right.” 1 When evidence of guilt is strong, a person shall not be entitled to bail if charged with a capital offense or with an offense that under the law is punishable with reclusion perpetua at the time of its commission and at the at the time of the application for bail.

From the foregoing, it is clear that it is jurisprudentially settled that before conviction of an offense punishable by death, reclusion perpetua, or life imprisonment, when evidence of guilt is NOT strong, ”bail becomes a matter of right”.

  • Supreme Court in Paras v. Baldado cites: “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, honor or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws”.

    RJ Bautista and other accused, through their respective lawyers filed their Petition for Bail. For RJ Bautista’s part, his petition for bail states the following grounds:

    1. ACCUSED RAMON JOSEPH M. BAUTISTA, HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER AND FRUSTRATED MURDER BASED ON HEARSAY EMMANATING FROM TESTIMONIAL HEARSAYS OF QUESTIONABLE AND/OR POLLUTED SOURCES.

    2. THE ARREST OF THE ACCUSED IS QUESTIONABLE AND BORDERING ON ILLEGALITY OF THE CONTINUED DETENTION OF THE ACCUSED IS ESSENTIALLY ARBITRARY IN CHARACTER BASED ON MISTAKEN IDENTITY ANCHORED ON MERE ALLEGATIONS OF HOT PURSUIT WITHOUT A WARRANT, AS MANDATED BY THE MOST BASIC AND PARAMOUNT LAW OF THE LAND, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND ITS SUPREMACY MUST BE UPHELD.
    3. PRIVATE COMPLAINANT HONORABLE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE, HAS NO DIRECT PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE INORDER FOR THEM TO QUALIFY AS PRIVATE COMPLAINANT IN THE INSTANT CASE. WHICH IS HEREBY STATED WITH ALL HUMILITY AND RESPECT TO LAWFUL AUTHORITIES TO SERVE THE ENDS OF JUSTICE.

Let us always remember, “Accusation is not synonymous with guilt. Every circumstances favoring the accused’s innocence must be taken into account. Proof against him must survive the test of reason; the stronger suspicion must not be permitted to sway judgement. The conscience must be satisfied that on the defendant could be laid the responsibility for the offense charged. What is required is moral certainty. 2

Petition for Bail Trial: Prosecution Witnesses

As for all the accused filed a Petition for Bail, the court has to hear first the Petition for Bail before it could go to the main trial. For the Prosecution for its presentation of evidence presented seven (7) witnesses with the following testimony with our comments:

  1. First witness of the prosecution is Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) Charlie Bayoca of the Philippine National Police.
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  2. Second witness of the prosecution is Ruel Puzon y Yumang, the alleged INFORMANT, STAR witness, and the supposed REPLACEMENT GUNMAN.
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  3. Third witness of the prosecution is Ronaldo Ancajas y Flores, the guard and PA of the late, Ram Revilla..
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  4. Fourth witness of the prosecution is Janelle Manahan y Quintano, the former girlfriend of the late Ram Revilla, also complainant in the Frustrated Murder case.
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  5. Fifth witness of the prosecution is Dr. Dominic L. Aguda, the Medico-Legal Officer of the NBI.
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  6. Sixth witness of the prosecution is Sheridan Embat, the police tagged him as to “where it all started”.
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  7. Seventh witness of the prosecution is Nino Tabada, the security guard of the village.
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After presenting seven (7) witnesses, the Prosecution asked the Court for thirty (30) days to file their Formal Offer of Evidence.

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Click the download button on the left side to download the Prosecution’s Formal Offer of Evidence filed in Court.

Right after the Prosecution filed their Formal Offer of Evidence, the Defense replied and filed their opposition to the Offer, then the Honorable Court Ordered on June 3, 2013 directing all accused to manifest if still they intend to present evidence before the court will consider the incidents of Petitions for Bail be submitted for resolution.

At that juncture, the Defense filed a Manifestation that in lieu of presenting evidence, the Defense would just move to file a Memorandum in support for the Petitions for Bail.

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Click the download button on the left side to download RJ Bautista’s Manifestation (Re: the Order to Present Evidence or Not) filed in Court.

Memorandum filed by the Accused

The defense filed their Memorandum (In Support for the Petitions for Bail). Below is RJ Bautista’s Memorandum in Support for his Petition for Bail. Also, download below the Manifestation filed by RJ Bautista to ask the Honorable Court to resolve the Petition for Bail due to the time given that the other accused hasn’t file their respective Memorandums.

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Click the download button on the left side to download RJ Bautista’s Memorandum (In Support for the Petition for Bail) filed in Court.
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Click the download button on the left side to download RJ Bautista’s Manifestation (That the Court should resolve the Petition for Bail) filed in Court.

Petition for Bail submitted for Resolution

After the Court gave all the accused time to file their respective Manifestations and Memorandums, only RJ Bautista and Ryan Pastera, through counsels, was able to file their Memorandums. With that, the Court ordered the incidents of Petitions for Bail of all the accused be submitted for Resolution.

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Click the download button on the left side to download the Order (072213) – Petitions for Bail submitted for Resolution document released by the Court.

Bail Resolution & Motion for Reconsideration

If you have missed the Download option at the top most portion of this post, below are the download links for the Bail Resolution and for the Motion for Reconsideration filed by RJ Bautista.

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Click the download button on the left side to download Order (090413) – Bail Resolution released by the court resolving the Petitions for Bail by all of the accused.
Click the download button on the left side to download the RJ Bautista’s Motion for Reconsideration document in connection with the denial to Bail.
Click the download button on the left side to download the Prosecution’s Comment (Re: the Motion for Reconsideration) document in connection with the denial to Bail.
Click the download button on the left side to download the RJ Bautista’s Reply (Re: the Prosecution’s Comment to the Motion for Reconsideration) document in connection with the denial to Bail.

Notes:

  1. People vs. Presiding Judge, RTC Muntinlupa City [Br. 276] 431 SCRA 391
  2. People v. Bania, G.R. 46524, 31 Jan. 85
  3. Sworn Statement given to the Police of Janelle Manahan
  4. http://www.philstar.com/metro/2012/10/10/857886/medico-legal-officer-details-ramgens-wounds
  5. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/99887/another-sister-linked-to-slay
  6. People of Phils. vs RJ Bautista, et. al., March 12, 2013 at 8:30am, Transcript of Stenographical Notes (TSN): 63 pages (031213TSN)
  7. People of Phils. vs RJ Bautista, et. al., March 19, 2013 at 8:30am, Transcript of Stenographical Notes (TSN): 62 pages (031913TSN)
  8. Sworn Statement of Niño Tabada, taken last Oct. 29, 2011 by Police Officer 2 Encallado, 4 pages
  9. Sworn statement of Tabada
  10. 031213TSN
  11. 031213TSN
  12. 031213TSN
  13. Sworn statement of Tabada
  14. 031213TSN
  15. Sworn statement of Tabada
  16. 031913TSN

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)

Reaction of people about the statement of Ramon Revilla, Sr.

Today, I googled several news establishments about the news concerning the release of the Official Statement of Revilla, Sr. about the Ramgen Case. I’ve seen several comments of people liking the statement and several are against it.

Former Senator Ramon Revilla, Sr. voluntarily made that Official Statement on Oct. 17, on the 20th Birthday of his son, RJ Bautista.

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We are appealing to the public not to prejudge us again. You say we’re guilty of the crime of murder against our very own eldest brother, but isn’t it true that you don’t know anything about the case — except from what you’ve watched from the television that came from unknown, polluted sources? 

In court, we have already proven that their statements are way way unbelievable. Especially the statements of Personal Assistant of Ramgen, Ronald Ancajas and the village’s security guard, Nino Tabada. (See proof of lies of Ronald Ancajas and read testimony of other prosecution witnesses)

“Murderers and thieves”

First of all, Ramon Revilla, Sr. is not involved in any controversies. He started and ended his political career with good judgement with the people. He was already well-off even before he entered politics. Please don’t be quick to judge since the reputation he built is not for you to destroy. Ramon Revilla, Sr. is different from the Ramgen Case that involves RJ and Ramona Bautista and he is much different from the Pork Barrel investigation. He served the people well. For 12 years in Senate he was able to enact laws that is very helpful to us Filipinos. He just made a statement about how he felt towards the Ramgen Case and that’s it.

Please, do not include the Pork Barrel investigation with the Ramgen Case. The statement of Ramon Revilla, Sr. has nothing to do with the Pork Barrel or with Sen. Bong Revilla, Jr.. Ramon Revilla, Sr. voluntarily released that statement for the public to know his very own emotion about the case since he has kept silent about it for two (2) years. Now, you are prejudging again the results of the investigation. Please open your eyes and ears to the real investigation, to the real case that has been happening inside the court room.

Clearly, you are now angry because of what the media has said about the involvement of Bong Revilla in the Pork Barrel scam, but is it proven that he really did it? No! But please do not involve the Ramgen Case and the statement of Revilla, Sr.

You might ask, why just now? Why after two (2) years?

Revilla, Sr. is 86 years old. He is sick. He even wasn’t able to attend Ramgen’s funeral as he was at the hospital. On that day, he just wanted to let the people know what he felt about the denial of the bail of his son, RJ. Better late than never. He was just asking for prayers for justice for Ramgen, Ramona and RJ.

Ed de Leon (PhilStar): maybe fake thumbmark

An article which suprised us most is an article by the Philippine Star written by columnist, Mr. Ed de Leon. 
(Pagkatapos ng dalawang taon, Sen. Revilla ipinagtanggol ang anak na suspek sa pagpatay kay Ramgen ni Ed de Leon)

This columnist suggests that the thumbmark might be fake, if in fact he really did his research he would have been able to reach the real article on which pictures are shown that Revilla, Sr. indeed made the statement and has been signed by his very own thumbmark, he couldn’t sign his signature since his right hand is paralyzed.

Other articles:
InterAksyon article: http://www.interaksyon.com/entertainment/two-years-after-ramgen-murder-revilla-patriarch-says-son-ramon-joseph-innocent/
PEP article: http://www.pep.ph/news/40791/ramon-revilla-sr-on-son-rj39s-involvement-in-ramgen-revilla-murder-case-ldquoinosente-po-ang-aking-anakrdquo
Philippine Star:  http://www.philstar.com/pang-movies/2013/10/22/1247983/pagkatapos-ng-dalawang-taon-sen.-revilla-ipinagtanggol-ang-anak-na

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


What - When - Where - Details
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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

Ramon Revilla, Sr.’s officially aired his emotions about Ramgen Case

Ramon Revilla, Sr. gave his official statement and aired his side about the Ram Revilla Murder Case.


Ramon Revilla Sr. gave his official statement today, Oct. 17, 2013, on the 20th birthday of his son Ramon Joseph (RJ), Ramon Revilla, Sr., father of the deceased, Ram Revilla and murder suspects, Ramona and RJ Bautista officially made his statement for the People of the Philippines thru a letter that has been signed by his thumbmark.
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Official Letter of Revilla, Sr.

STATEMENT OF SEN. RAMON REVILLA, SR. ON THE BIRTHDAY OF HIS SON, RAMON JOSEPH, WHO HAS BEEN UNDER DETENTION FOR TWO YEARS NOW:

“Para akong nabagsakan ng mundo ng malaman ko na ang aking anak na si Ramon Joseph ay hindi nabigyan ng piyansa ng hukuman.

Ako po ay naniniwalang hindi magagawa ng anak ko ang ganiyang bagay na karumaldumal.

Ang mga anak ko ay lumaki sa salita ng Panginoon. Isa siyang mabait na anak.

HINULI SIYA NG WALANG WARRANT OF ARREST AT HALOS DALAWANG TAON NA SIYANG NAGDURUSA SA KULUNGAN. INOSENTE PO ANG AKING ANAK.

TULUNGAN PO NINYO KAMI SA PANALANGIN PARA SA KATARUNGAN NG AKING MGA ANAK NA SINA RAMGEN, RAMONA, AT RAMON JOSEPH.”

FORMER SENATOR RAMON REVILLA, SR.
Rancho Bacoor, Cavite, Oct. 17, 2013.

In his statement released on RJ’s birthday, The former senator also appealed to the public to help his family pray for justice for Ramgen, Ramona and RJ.

Atty. Jose Caringal, the Revilla family’s lawyer, said Revilla Sr.’s statement is his way of showing his support to his embattled children now that he is able to communicate.

The elder Revilla has been in frail health in recent years. “Sabi niya (Revilla Sr.), dalawang taon nang nagdurusa ‘yung anak ko diyan (kulungan). Dati may sakit ako kaya ‘di ako makapagbigay ng statement. Ang sabi niya, ‘Now that I can communicate, I want them to know the feeling na ‘yung mismong father niya (RJ) knows him to be innocent,'” he said.

Caringal said Revilla Sr.’s poor health prevented him from writing his own statement. The former senator, however, put his thumbark on the typewritten statement prepared by the lawyer to certify that the words were his own.

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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

[Video] Suspect Michael Nartea admitted he does not know RJ Bautista



Can’t play the video? Watch it at ABS-CBN News website.


Interview of Michael Nartea, the “alleged gunman”

…Mayroon ding Facebook page na “Ramon Joseph ‘RJ’ Bautista is Innocent” na nananawagan naman ng hustisya para kay RJ.

Sa Facebook page na iyon, may naka-post na video ng pakikipag-usap sa mga suspek na sina Michael Nartea at Jay Francis Tolisora habang nasa likod ng rehas.

Dalawang babae ang kumakausap sa 2 suspek na paminsan-minsan ay sinisingitan pa ng boses ng lalaki.

Man: ‘Yung sugat sa kamay.

Woman 1: Naano ho iyan?

Answer: Ito ho ‘yung sugat na ito, napaaway ako nito 2 days ago bago nila ako hulihin. Ibig sabihin naghilom kaagad ng ganito? Hindi dapat ‘di ba? Sariwa pa dapat.

Tinanong din ng 2 babae kung kakilala si Joseph, bagay na sinagot din ng suspek.

Woman 2: Pero hindi, si Joseph, kilala niyo ba? Nakausap niyo ba?
Answer: Si Joseph, sabi niya kilala raw niya (Ruel Puzon) eh.

Woman 1: Kayo hindi niyo kilala? Siya sabi niya kilala niya?

Woman 2: Pero kayo ba ang nagpunta kay Ramgen?

Answer: Hindi, hindi.

Woman 2: Totoo? Hindi kayo nagsisinungaling?

Answer: Mamatay na ho ang mga anak namin, mga anak ko. Lima ho ang anak ko. Hindi ko kayang gawin iyon.

Ni minsan hindi nagpakita sa video ng mukha ang mga kumausap sa dalawang suspek pero sa kanilang pag-uusap ay malinaw namang sinasabihan ang dalawa na magsabi ng totoo para mapawalang-sala ang kapatid nila.

Woman 2: Sana naman ho kapag may nag-interview sa inyo sabihin niyo ang totoo para naman mapawalang-sala kapatid namin.

Woman 1: Kawawa naman.

Woman 2: ‘Di ba?

Woman 1: Kawawa naman ho, parang awa niyo na.

Woman 2: Kami ho, tatay ko may sakit pa. Iyon lang ho pakiusap namin ha, sabihin niyo totoo. ‘Yung sinabi niyo sa amin, iyun din ang puwede niyong sabihin du’n sa mag-aano sa inyo. Ano po?

May mga sumusuporta at mayroon din namang kumokontra sa Facebook page na ginawa ng pamilya Bautista.

Sanga-sanga ang maaaring epektong idulot nito sa isip ng publiko pero sa kaso ay walang kasiguruhan kung makakatulong ito. Jorge Cariño, Patrol ng Pilipino

Welcome to http://ramrevilla.net!


Welcome to the Ram Revilla tribute website!

Browse through the website to find interesting reads about Ram Revilla, read his biography or check out Ramgen’s gallery.

A tribute website: 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.

Or if you’re here to get some updates about the Ram Revilla Murder Case, you came to the right place! Below you can browse:

  • Are you looking for the details of the murder case? Read here.

  • Or are you looking for timeline of events of the case? Read here.
  • Or are you interested about the Prosecution Witnesses and hear some of their lies? Read here.
  • Or maybe, why we believe RJ and Ramona Bautista are innocent? Read here.
  • Want to contact us? Click here.

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