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Almighty God, we stand in Your Holy Presence as our Supreme Judge.

We humbly beseech You to bless and inspire us so that what we think,


say and do will be in accordance with Your will.
Enlighten our minds, strengthen our spirit and fill our hearts with fraternal love,
wisdom and understanding, so that we can become effective channels of truth, justice and peace.
In our proceedings today, guide us in the path of righteousness for the fulfilment of Your greater
glory.
Amen.
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INTERPRETER:
0102 People of the

ATTY. TALORONG:

Call the witness

For initial presentation of prosecution evidence. Criminal case no. 16Philippines vs. Suyen Dimanlig for slight physical injuries

For the accused your Honor

FISCAL BAUTISTA: For the government, your Honor

INTERPRETER:
Ms. Witness, please raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear to
tell the truth and nothing
but the truth before this court?

WITNESS:

INTERPRETER:
circumstances

WITNESS:
at Alabang,

Yes, Ma'am

Please state your name, age, civil status and other personal

I am Jenny Buenaventura, 28 years old, Single, caretaker, presently residing


Muntinlupa City

INTERPRETER:

The witness is ready your Honor

JUDGE:

Proceed

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Yes, your Honor. The purpose of presenting this witness is to prove the
allegations in the
information and other relevant matters

JUDGE:

Ok. Proceed

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Ms. Witness, are you the same Jenny Buenaventura who's the private
complainant of this
case?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Do you know Suyen Dimanlig?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Why do you know her?

WITNESS:

Malapit lang po siya sa lugar namin

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Since when was she your neighbour?

WITNESS:

Mula noong lumipat kami sa Muntinlupa

FISCAL BAUTISTA: When was that?

WITNESS:

Ilang taon na din po

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, Ms. Witness, On January 30, 2016, at about 10:50 in the morning, do
you recall where
were you at that time?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Where were you, Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:
lang

Ano po nasa taas po ako noon, kasalukuyang pababa po ako kakakagising ko

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Nasaan ka noon?


WITNESS:

Nasa apartment po. Nasa taas po ng apartment

FISCAL BAUTISTA: And where is your apartment located?

WITNESS:

Sa may alabang, sa muntinlupa po sa tinitirahan ko

FISCAL BAUTISTA: While you were inside the apartment, do you recall any unusual incident that
transpired during
that time and date?

WITNESS:

Opo. Meron po.

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Could you tell what is that unusual incident?

WITNESS:
Nasa taas po ako non. Kakagising ko lang tapos eksaktong nasalubong ko po
yung taga
apartment sinabihan ako na "Oh may pumasok nanaman
doon." Kasi natatakot na sila sa mga
taong paaligid aligid doon. Kasi ho doon
yung mga pumapasok ho...

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Just answer my question

WITNESS:

Una may pumasok ho ron sa apartment na yun

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Who entered your house or apartment?

WITNESS:

Yung Baeby Baste po. Yung anak niya

FISCAL BAUTISTA: And aside from Baeby Baste, who else entered your apartment?

ATTY. TALORONG:

JUDGE:

Objection, your Honor, no basis.

Sustained

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Ok. Now, after Baeby baste entered your house, what happened next, if any,
Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:
kasi po yung apartment na yun, yung pinaka baba ho yun. Nasa taas ho
kami ng apartment,
yung pagbaba po, doon siya pumasok kasi may paikot pa
ho, kung baga may mga apartment po
sa loob, doon po siya nang galing.
Natatakot yung mga tao kasi kilala rin siya

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Just answer my question. Anong nangyari pagkatapos pumasok ni Baeby
Baste?

WITNESS:
pinaka hallway

Nung bumaba po ako, lumabas siya ng apartment. Lumabas agad siya sa

FISCAL BAUTISTA: After Baeby Baste went out of your apartment, What happened next, Ms.
Witness, if any?

WITNESS:

May kasenyasan po siya dun

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, Ms. Witness, in relation to this case, do you recall executing a
sinumpaang salaysay?

WITNESS:

Opo. Meron po

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, if that sworn statement will be shown to you again, can you identify
the same?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Showing to you now is this Sworn Statement, kindly go over and tell this
court what is the
relation of this sworn statement to what you mentioned
earlier
WITNESS:

(examines document)

ATTY. TALORONG:
to identify the

I would like to manifest your Honor, it is taking the witness quite some time
sworn statement

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Yung tinutukoy mo na ginawa mo kanina, yan ba?

WITNESS:

Yung may pirma ko po, opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Your Honor, at this juncture, we prayed that this sworn statement of Private
Complainant
Jenny Buenaventura, be marked as Exhibit "A", your Honor, and
the signature over the printed
name "A-1", your Honor, please

JUDGE:

Alright, mark it

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, Ms. Witness, Did you file a complaint before the barangay against the
accused in this
case?

WITNESS:

Meron po

FISCAL BAUTISTA: And in that barangay, nothing happened between you and the accused?

WITNESS:

Wala po

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, Ms. Witness after you lodged a complaint against the accused before
the barangay, what
happened to that complaint?

WITNESS:

Wala ring nagyari kumabaga binigyan na ho ng certificate to file action

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, if that certificate to file action will be shown to you again, can you
identify the same?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: I am now showing to you this certificate to file action issued by Pangkat
Secretary Simi Simi,
Kindly go over and tell this court what relation that
certificate to file action has in this case

WITNESS:

Ito po yung pinaka certificate to file action, dalawa bali yon

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Your Honor, at this juncture, we prayed that this certificate to file action
bracketed and marked
as Exhibit B and the signature of Pangkat Secretary Simi
Simi as "B-1", your Honor, Please

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Ms. Witness, you stated in your Sinumpaang Salaysay that you were hit by a
piece of wood,
what happened to you, Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:

Nagpa medical po ako nun pagkatapos

FISCAL BAUTISTA: In what hospital, Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:

Community po

FISCAL BAUTISTA: What is your proof that you were indeed hospitalized?

WITNESS:

Binigyan po ako ng medico legal

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, if that medico legal report will be shown to you again, can you identify
the same?

WITNESS:

Opo

(SHOWS MEDICO LEGAL)

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Your Honor, at this juncture, we prayed that this Medico Legal report issued
by Mang Tomas be
marked as Exhibit "C", your Honor

JUDGE:

Alright

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Now, during your treatment from this hospital, did you incur any expenses?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: And what is your proof that you indeed incurred expenses for that
hospitalization?

WITNESS:

Pinabili po ako ng gamot. Ininjectionan po ako

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Ano ang ebidensya mo na ikaw nga ay naospital?

WITNESS:

yung Medico legal po

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Gumastos ka?

WITNESS:

Opo. May pinaka resibo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Resibo. Now, if that official receipt will be shown to you again, can you
identify the same?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Showing to you now is this official receipt no. 987654, kindly go over this
and tell this court the
relation of that official receipt with the one you have
mentioned earlier. Ito ba ang tinutukoy
mo?

WITNESS:

Hindi po. Ito po yung sa medication. Hindi pa po napapasa

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Hindi mo dala?

WITNESS:

Meron po. Ito po yung ibang gamot at pinag-injection..

FISCAL BAUTISTA: You said that you incurred expenses during your treatment at the hospital,
and you even
proved that with an official receipt. If that official receipt will be
shown to you again, can you
identify the same?

WITNESS:

Opo

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Showing to you the official receipt no. 1234, kindly go over this and tell this
court what relation
this receipt have to the one you have mentioned earlier

WITNESS:

Ito po yung pinabili ako para pang-injection sa akin

FISCAL BAUTISTA: At this juncture, we pray that the sales invoice no. 1234 be bracketed and
marked as Exhibit
"D" for the prosecution. No further questions, Your Honor. The
witness is ready for cross.

ATTY. TALORONG: Before we proceed with, Your Honor. I would like to manifest that Exhibit "A"
to "C" from the
prosecution which were marked today, Your Honor, are
photocopied, Your Honor

JUDGE:

ATTY. TALORONG:

Alright

May I proceed, Your Honor?

JUDGE:

Proceed

ATTY. TALORONG:
an

Madam Witness, you mentioned earlier that on January 30, 2016 you were in
apartment? Are you sure you live there?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

And who else live in that apartment, Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:

Puro nangungupahan lang po

ATTY. TALORONG:

What is your job, Madam Witness?

WITNESS:

Caretaker po sa apartment

ATTY. TALORONG:

You mentioned in your salaysay an alyas "BB", who is that alyas "BB"?

WITNESS:

Yung anak po ni Suyen na si Baeby Baste

ATTY. TALORONG:
refer to him as

So, you must have known this Baeby Baste for quite some time because you
alyas "BB", Am I right?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

For how long you have known this Baeby Baste?

WITNESS:

Matagal na po kasi kamag-anak namin

ATTY. TALORONG: How about this Suyen Dimanlig, being the mother of this Baeby Baste. You
are related, Am I correct?

WITNESS:

Yung asawa po niya ang kamag-anak ko

ATTY. TALORONG:

Asawa niya? So, you know this Suyen Dimanlig for quite sometime now?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Madam Witness, you have mentioned earlier that you are a caretaker of an
apartment, Isn't it right to say that its is part of your job to protect the apartment? Am I correct
in saying this?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

And top protect that apartment, what tools did you use?

WITNESS:

Wala po. Iniikutan lang namin yung apartment pag my kailangan sila samin

ATTY. TALORONG: Ok, Madam Witness. On January 30, 2016, was this the first time Suyen
Dimanlig entered your apartment?

WITNESS:

Opo, na nanggugulo

ATTY. TALORONG:
Dimanlig?

Before that, before January 30, 2016, have you ever encountered Suyen

WITNESS:

Hindi po

ATTY. TALORONG:
the caretaker?

If you know Ms. WItness, why are they inside the apartment where you were

WITNESS:

Sinita ko yung anak niya kaya tinawag nanay niya

ATTY. TALORONG:
apartment?

Sinita? How about this Baeby Baste, was it the first time he entered the

WITNESS:

Ano ho, kasi pagnapunta sila sinisita ko sila, malimit ho

ATTY. TALORONG:

So, madam witness, Who owns the apartment?

WITNES:

Banana Compound po. Si Anna Banana ang may ari

ATTY. TALORONG:

So she owns that?

WITNESS:

Madami po silang may ari

ATTY. TALORONG:

Bakit mo sinisita si Baeby Baste pag pumupunta sila sa apartment?

WITNESS:
kasi po maraming nawawala pag napasok sila ng tropa niya. Lalo na ho pag
gami, lalo samin, madaming nawawalan

ATTY. TALORONG: So, Madam Witness, you would agree if I say that this case is about Suyen
Dimanlig and not Baeby Baste, am I right?

WITNESS:

Hindi po

ATTY. TALORONG:

How long have you been working in that compound?

WITNESS:

Nasa 20 years na ho

ATTY. TALORONG: You mentioned Ms.Witness that you were hit by a piece of wood by Suyen
Dimanlig, Am I right in saying this?And this is 10:50 in the morning of January 30, 2016, Am I
right?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Ms. Witness, would you agree with me that you only had yourself checked
more than a day after the incident. Because in this Medico Legalreport marked as Exhibit "C", it
states here that the date of examination was January 27, 2016 at around 2PM, Am I correct?

ATTY. TALORONG:

Yes or no Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

When did you file this case against the accused in the barangay, madam?

WITNESS:

January 30, 2016 po

ATTY. TALORONG: So, also in January 6? Madam Witness, what did you do after you said that
Suyen Dimanlig hit you with a piece of wood?

WITNESS:
Dumiretso po muna ako sa ano, ay ano, nagpamedical po muna ako,
kailangan daw muna magpa medical kaya natagalan yung medical
ATTY. TALORONG: This is what I don't get, Ms.Witness. You said you are the caretaker there,
you said in your own words, pinangangalagaan mo yung lugar, Am I correct?

WITNESS:

Parang ganun po

ATTY. TALORONG: And of course you know the people there and if you are the caretaker, they
trust you. Am I right?
WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: So, you would like the honorable court to believe being the caretaker in
charge of taking care of the apartment, and being in your own territory, you know people there,
the first thing you did after the incident, you went outside the apartment and have yourself
checked in the hospital, is that your testimony madam witness?

WITNESS:

Diretso na din po

ATTY. TALORONG:
Dimanlig?

So, once again madam, you did not try to defend that apartment from Suyen

WITNESS:

Pinasok po ako e

ATTY. TALORONG: Tama bang sabihing naganap ang pangyayaring yon, lumabas ka lang at
iniwan mo yung apartment kahit ikaw ang caretaker doon at trabaho mong proteksyonan yun.
Yes or no, madam WItness?
WITNESS:

Ano? iiwan ko ho?

ATTY. TALORONG:
nagpa-ospital?

Tama bang sabihin na iniwan mo yung apartment dahil ikaw ay lumabas at

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Alright. So you never made any efforts to do your job as the caretaker of the
apartment, Am I right in saying this?
WITNESS:

Binabalaan ko po sila kung anong dapat gawin para..

ATTY. TALORONG: Tama bang sibihin na hindi mo pinangalagaan yung apartment?Iniwan mo


yun at lumabas ka para magpa-ospital o magpablotter?Wala kang ginawang kahit anong effort o
hakbangin para mapangalagaan iyon?
WITNES:

opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Ms. Witness, you identified Exhbit "A" as your salaysay, is it a complete and
truthful accounts of what had happened?
WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: You mentioned that Suyen Dimanlig approached you because in your words
"Sinita mo iyong si Baeby Baste" Where is that indicated in this salaysay, madam Witness?

WITNESS:

Hindi ko po kasi saulo ito

ATTY. TALORONG:

Yes or no, Ms.witness, andyan ba?

WITNESS:

Nandyan po sa..

ATTY. TALORONG:

Where, please point there?

WITNESS:

Ito po (pointing at number 5 of the sinumpaang salaysay)

ATTY. TALORONG: You pointed at no.5, and this is the exact wordings "Tanong: kung ganoon,
paano ba ang buong pangyayari? Ganito po iyon, yung nabanggit na oras at araw ding iyon na
sina Suyen Dimanlig at Baeby Baste ay sinugod nila ako sa loob ng compound na
pinagttrabahuhan ko". it's not mentioned here na sinita mo si Baeby Baste, am I correct? Tama
bang sabihin na noong January 30, 2016 10:50AM at January 31, 2016 2PM, ay marami nang
oras ang lumipas?

WITNESS:

Hindi po

ATTY. TALORONG: Tama bang sabihin na noong ikaw ay nakatamo ng mga sugat mas inuna mo
pang pumunta sa barangay bago magpa-ospital?
WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

Last question, As a caretaker, did you report for work on January 31, 2016?

WITNESS:

Hindi na po. Simula ng inano niya ko nag iba na ang pakiramdam ko

ATTY. TALORONG:

No further question

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of

Your initial presentation of evidence, criminal case no. 16-0102 People


the Philippines VS. Suyen Dimanlig for slight physical injuries

FISCAL BAUTISTA: For the government, your Honor, please

ATTY. TALORONG:

For the defense, your Honor. Your Honor as much as I would like to prepare a
judicial affidavit for the accused, but she's not going to my
office and the only
way that I can talk to her is during the scheduled
hearing just like today, your
Honor, so if the court would want me
to prepare a judicial affidavit, your Honor,
on the next scheduled
hearing. If the court would allow me to present her to the
witness stand,
your Honor?
COURT:

You can present her now. Swear in the witness.

INTERPRETER:
truth and

Ms. Witness, please raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear the
nothing but the truth before this court?

WITNESS:

INTERPRETER:
circumstances.

WITNESS:
City

INTERPRETER:

Yes, Ma'am

Please state your name, age, civil status and other personal

I am Suyen, Dimanlig, 25 years old, Single, Residing at Alabang, Muntinlupa

The witness is ready, your Honor

ATTY. TALORONG:

The testimony of the witness is being offered to prove that she admits she
inflicted the physical injuries over the person of one Jenny
Buenaventura but
only in defense of her person and her honor and to
prove other relevant
matters directly related to this case. May I
proceed, your Honor?

COURT:

Okay, proceed

ATTY. TALORONG:
an
Buenaventura?

Good afternoon Ms. Dimanlig. Are you the same Suyen Dimanlig who is also
accused for slight physical injuries with one complainant Jenny

WITNESS:

Yes, Attorney.

ATTY. TALORONG: One Jenny Buenaventura is accusing you of attacking, assaulting, and
employing
personal violence on her person sometime on January 30,
2016. What can you
say about the charges levied against you?

WITNESS:

Eh paano nga po kasi...wala na nga po akong masabi basta...

ATTY. TALORONG:

Is it true or not?

WITNESS:

Totoo po

ATTY. TALORONG:

And why did you do that to complainant Jenny Buenaventura?

WITNESS:
magnanakaw.

Eh kasi nga po, inaano nya yung anak ko, pinagbibintangan niyang
Umuwi po yung anak ko sa bahay nagsusumbong

ATTY. TALORONG:

What is the name of your son?

WITNESS:

Baeby Baste

ATTY. TALORONG:

Baeby Baste?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:
stealing?

And why did you say that complainant is always accusing your son of

WITNESS:
akin.
po sinabihan na

Kasi ganito po yan, umuwi po yung anak ko, umiiyak nagsusumbong po sa


Ngayon sabi ko "Bakit ka umiiyak?" " Kasi Mama si Tita bunso
naman akong magnanakaw."

ATTY. TALORONG:

When you say, "Tita bunso", who is your son referring to?

WITNESS:

Mag-tiyahin po sila nyan eh

ATTY. TALORONG:

Oo nga, Sino nga po si "Tita Bunso"?

WITNESS:

Siya po (witness pointing to the complainant)

ATTY. TALORONG:

Jenny Buenaventura?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

By the way Madam Witness, how are you related to Ms. Suyen Dimanlig?

WITNESS:

Pinsan po siya ng ka-live in ko

ATTY. TALORONG:

Pinsan?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

How old is your son?

WITNESS:

Ano, 7years old

ATTY. TALORONG:

Now, after your son went to your house crying and informed you that her
auntie, Jenny Buenaventura, accuses him again of stealing,

what did you do?

WITNESS:
Ano po, sabi ko sa anak ko, "sige, diyan ka lang huwag kang magalit, baka
kasi
mag-away pa kayong dalawa, babae pa naman siya, matanda
pa sayo, baka
magsuntukan pa kayong dalawa", dahil gusto na
nga po siyang anuhin dahil lagi
na lang po niya inaano yung anak ko,
ilang beses na pong nagsusumbong.

ATTY. TALORONG:

Okay, What did you do, Madam Witness after you told your son to stay in the
house?

WITNESS:

Sabi ko " Diyang ka lang muna, ako na ang pupunta at kakausap"

ATTY. TALORONG:

Okay. Were you able to talk to the complainant, Jennifer Buenaventura?

WITNESS:
inaano
nagpaparinig"

Opo. Kinausap ko po siya. Ang sabi ko po sa kanya, "Bakit lagi mo na lang


si Baeby? hindi ka naman inaano, lagi ka na lang

ATTY. TALORONG:

Ms. Witness, when you say "inaano"

WITNESS:

Lagi nyang sinasabihang magnanakaw pag nakikita niya

ATTY. TALORONG:

Sige po

WITNESS:
wala
Yun ang sabi ko.

Tapos sabi ko, bakit sinasabihan mo lagi yung anak ko na magnanakaw, eh


namang ninanakaw. Kung meron, edi dapat pina barangay mo.

ATTY. TALORONG:

And what was the response of the complainant Jenny?

WITNESS:

Minura niya po ako

ATTY. TALORONG:

How did she tell you?

WITNESS:

Sabi niya "Eh talaga naman eh, putang ina mo ka eh, talaga namang
magnanakaw ang anak niyo, magnanakaw ang lahi niyo," Kaya

na-buwisit ako

ATTY. TALORONG:

And what did you do?

WITNESS:

Ginawa ko? pinukpok ko siya ng ano, ng panungkit

ATTY. TALORONG:

Panungkit?

WITNESS:

Opo. Panungkit ng sampayan

ATTY. TALORONG:

After you hit her with a "panungkit", what transpired next Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:
kaya

Binato niya po ako ng ano, ng baso, tapos ambahan niya po ako ng kutsilyo
pinalo ko po siya ulit ng panungkit

ATTY. TALORONG:

Panungkit ulit?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

And you made mention that she was about to hit you with a knife?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

Was she able to do it?

WITNESS:
pinukol

Ganyan lang, aambahan niya ko, tsaka ko siya ginanun na talaga, tapos
kami ng baso

ATTY. TALORONG:

You made mention "kami" who was with you at that time you were having a
fight with Jenny?

WITNESS:

Yung anak ko po si Baeby Baste at yung isa ko pang anak

ATTY. TALORONG:
of

Other than Baeby Baste, you and Jenny, who else were present at that time
the particular incident?

WITNESS:

Mga tao na nanonood sa amin. Bukod diyan, biyenan ko nanunuod, inaawat


kami

ATTY. TALORONG:

Biyenan?

WITNESS:

Ayan po (Witness pointing to her mother-in-law)

ATTY. TALORONG:

What is the name of your biyenan?

WITNESS:

Mommy Baste po

ATTY. TALORONG:

Mommy Baste?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:

Okay, Madam Witness. And after the incident, what transpired next? What
happened next?

WITNESS:
Tapos nagpunta po ako sa kapatid niya, sabi ko "Kuya Boy, yung kapatid niyo
po,
inaano kami, hinahabol kami ng panaksak, ano po bang dapat kong
gawin,
magpapa barangay po ba kami?" ANg sagot ng kapatid
niya, "Huwag na, alam
mo naman yang si bunso, may tama yang
ulo niyan". Eh hindi ko naman alam na
may tama nga

ATTY. TALORONG:

What do you mean?

WITNESS:

Ewan ko kung ano yung sabi ng kapatid niya na may tama siya

ATTY. TALORONG:

May tama yung ulo?

WITNESS:

Opo, hindi ko po alam

ATTY. TALORONG: So, considering that her brother instructed you not to file any charges
against her, what did you
do after talking to her brother?

WITNESS:
ang

Ano po, hindi na lang po kami nagsampa, binalewala na lang po namin yun,
inaano po namin yung kapatid niya si Kuya Boy

ATTY. TALORONG:

Kuya Boy?

WITNESS:
ka
din po

Oo, yung kapatid niya po. Sabi niya "papansinin mo yan, magpapa-barangay
pa, eh kapatid ko nga sinaksak niyan eh".. kaya ganun na lang

ATTY. TALORONG:

Meaning to say, Madam Witness, you made mention that this Jenny
Buenaventura had a fight with her brother also?

WITNESS:

Oo, sinabi niya

ATTY. TALORONG:

What is the name again of her brother?

WITNESS:

Si Aiza, yung kapatid niyang tomboy din, sinaksak niya

ATTY. TALORONG:

Sinaksak niya?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Ah, I see. And considering that you did not file any charges against the
person who is about to
hit you with a knife, Jenny Buenaventura, what did you
do Ms. Witness?

WITNESS:

Wala na po

ATTY. TALORONG:
physical

When was the first time you learned that a charge against you for slight
injuries was filed?

WITNESS:

Natanggap ko po, Kaya sabi ko sa kapatid niya, "Kuya Boy, tignan mo,
binarangay kami ng kapatid mo, dapat kami na ang nagpa
barangay", sabi niya
"Huwag mo pansinin yun at abnormal yun
eh"

ATTY. TALORONG:

I see. So considering that this particular incident of Ms. Jenny Buenaventura


filing a slight physical injuries against you, what do you want
with regard to the
incident that she was about to hit you with a knife,
what would you want to do
with that particular incident right
now?

WITNESS:
tapos

Para sa akin wala na yun. Tapos na po yun. Gusto ko mag anuhan kami,
na. Hayaan na yun

ATTY. TALORONG:

I have no further questions your Honor.

COURT:

Cross, Fiscal

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Just a few questions, your Honor. May I proceed your Honor?

COURT:

Alright

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Madam Witness, do you agree with me that you assaulted and attacked
Jenny
Buenaventura on January 30, 2016?

ATTY. TALORONG:

Your Honor, that was already admitted during the direct

FISCAL BAUTISTA: In fact, you inflicted injuries on her, is that correct?

WITNESS:

Opo, nasaktan ko po siya pero wala po siyang sugat

FISCAL BAUTISTA: No further questions, your Honor

COURT:

ATTY. TALORONG:

COURT:

Re-direct, counsel

No, Re- direct your Honor

Alright. The witness is excused

- ORDER -

ATTY. TALORONG:

Your Honor, Do we still have time?

COURT:

ATTY. TALORONG:

You want to present another witness?

Yes, your Honor. Our last witness your honor

COURT:

ATTY. TALORONG:
Honor, the

Alright.

Your Honor, we are calling to the witness stand a certain Mommy Baste, your
mother of accused's live-in-partner, your Honor

COURT:

Alright, Swear in the witness

INTERPRETER:
truth and nothing but

Ms. Witness, Please raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear the
the whole truth before this court?

WITNESS:

INTERPRETER:
circumstances

WITNESS:
City

INTERPRETER:

Yes, Ma'am

Please state your name, age, civil status, and other personal

I'm Mommy Baste, 45 years old, married, residing at Alabang, Muntinlupa

The witness is ready your Honor

ATTY. TALORONG: The testimony of the witness is being offered to corroborate the earlier
testimony of accused
Suyen Dimanlig, Your Honor, and to prove other relevant
matters directly related to the
particular case. May I proceed your Honor?

COURT:

Okay, proceed

ATTY. TALORONG:

Can I call you Mommy Baste? Ano pong palayaw niyo?

WITNESS:

Mommy B po

ATTY. TALORONG:

Okay Mommy B. Kayo po ba ay kilala itong si Suyen Dimanlig?

WITNESS:

Manugang ko po

ATTY. TALORONG:

Paano niyo po naging manugang?

WITNESS:

Eh asawa po ng anak ko

ATTY. TALORONG:

Nagyon po itong si Jenny Buenaventura, kilala niyo rin po ba?

WITNESS:

Pamangkin ko po yan, kapatid ko Nanay niya

ATTY. TALORONG:

Kapatid niyo po ang nanay niya?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG:
laban sa inyong
Enero 30, 2016?

Ngayon po, alam niyo po bang itong si Jenny Buenaventura ay nagrereklamo


manugang na si Suyen Dimanlig, sa salang pananakit noong

WITNESS:

Alam ko po yun

ATTY. TALORONG:

Ano naman po ang masasasabi ninyo tungkol sa pananakit na ito?

WITNESS:
Sinabi nga po sa akin na pina babarangay daw po siya. Ang sabi po sa akin
ni Ka Junior, yung
nasa barangay, napipikon na daw siyang padala ng padala ng
ano, bakit daw po ayaw
magkasundo at
magkamag-anak naman, yun
po ang sabi sa barangay. Sinabihan daw po siya
na kung gusto mo iakyat mo na
sa taas, kaya po dinala dito

ATTY. TALORONG:

Kaya dinala dito?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Pero nandoon po ba kayo noong magkaroon ng pagtatalo itong si Suyen
Dimanlig at Jenny
Buenaventura noong Enero 30, 2016?

WITNESS:

Nandoon po ako, nakaupo sa upuan nila

ATTY. TALORONG:

Nakita niyo po ba ang pangyayari?

WITNESS:

Opo. Nakita ko. Lumapit pa nga po ako eh

ATTY. TALORONG: Okay po. Noong bago po sila magkaroon ng pagtatalo nitong si Jenny
Buenaventura at Suyen
Dimanlig, ano po yung naalala ninyo noong panahong
iyon bago magkaroon ng pagtatalo?

WITNESS:
Wala po ako naaalala. Ang nasabi ko lang po, bakit nagkaganyan,
magkapatid kami ng nanay
mo, yun lang po ang sinabi ko sa kanya

ATTY. TALORONG:
Buenaventura?

Nakita niyo po bang sinaktan nitong si Suyen Dimanlig itong si Jenny

WITNESS:

Nakita ko po hinampas nung plastic na panlagay sa damit

ATTY. TALORONG:

Panungkit po?

WITNESS:

Panungkit po ng damit

ATTY. TALORONG:
panungkit ng
sa kanya?

Pero Paano po hinampas ni Suyen Dimanlig itong si Jenny Buenaventura ng


damit? Ano pong nakita niyong ginawa ni Jenny Buenaventura

WITNESS:

Nagmurahan po sila

ATTY. TALORONG:

Ano po ang unang sinabi ni Jenny Buenaventura?

WITNESS:

Eh, minura po ng "Putang ina ninyo puro kayo magnanakaw"

ATTY. TALORONG: Pagkatapos po niyang murahin si Suyen Dimanlig na siya daw ay


magnanakaw at ang kanyang
anak, ano po ang nakita niyong ginawa ni Jenny
Buenaventura?

WITNESS:

Wala po, nagmumura lang po

ATTY. TALORONG: Pagkatapos pong hampasin ni Suyen Dimanlig ng panungkit itong si Jenny,
ano po ang ginawa ni Jenny?

WITNESS:

Inawat lang po ng mga tao doon

ATTY. TALORONG:

Nandito po kayo kanina noong nagsasalita si Suyen Dimanlig, di ba?

WITNESS:

Opo

ATTY. TALORONG: Tama po ba ang pagkakasabi ni Suyen Dimanlig na na siya daw ay


aambahing sasaksakin ni
Jenny Buenaventura?

WITNESS:

Opo, lagi pong may panaksak na nakasakbit sa bewang yan eh

ATTY. TALORONG:

Ngayon po ba may kutsilyo siya ngayon?

WITNESS:

Ewan ko lang po ngayon. Ngayon po siguro wala dahil pupunta siya dito

ATTY. TALORONG:

Lagi po siyang may panaksak na dala?

WITNESS:
Eh sabi po ng pamangkin ko, yung kuya niya, "Tita, wag nyo ng patulan yan,
ako nga pina-barangay eh. yung kapatid niya sinaksak ng stick ng barbeque ng saging." Kaya
po kami nananahimik alang alang sa kapatid ko..sabi ko sa kanila, itigil na yung paghaharap na
ganyan. Eh ang sabi po niya, gusto daw po niya na makulong yun

ATTY. TALORONG:

Ngayon po, ano nga po ang pangalan ng kapatid niyo na nanay niya?

WITNESS:

Bebe po.

ATTY. TALORONG:

Ano naman po ang naging tugon nitong si Bebeng sa mga pangyayari?

WITNESS:

Patay na po

ATTY. TALORONG:

Noong mga panahong iyon, buhay pa po ba siya?

WITNESS:

Patay na nga po

ATTY. TALORONG:

COURT:

Ah, patay na. Wala na po akong katanungan kagalang galang na hukuman

Cross, Fiscal

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Madam Witness, how far were you from Suyen Dimanlig when she attacked
Jenny
Buenaventura on January 30, 2016?

WITNESS:
Naglalaba po siya diyan. AKo po nakaupo sa upuan nila. Sila po sa may
kabila malapit sa kanila.

FISCAL BAUTISTA: Gaano po kayo kalayo sa tanya tanya niyo?

WITNESS:

Malayo-layo din po ng kaunti

FISCAL BAUTISTA: So you affirm and confirm that indeed Suyen Dimanlig inflicted physical
injuries on Jenny
Buenaventura?

WITNESS:
Hinampas nga po ng panungkit ng damit na plastic, yun po talaga ang
nakita ko. Eh paano
naman po hindi gagawin yun sa pagmumura sa kanya

FISCAL BAUTISTA: No further questions your Honor.

WITNESS:

Re-direct, counsel

ATTY. TALORONG:

No re-direct, your Honor.

COURT:

Alright, the witness is excused

ATTY. TALORONG: Our witness, your Honor is our last witness for the defense, your Honor. And
we have no more
witness to present. Based only on the testimonies of the two,
your Honor, we are formally
submitting our case to the sound discretion of this
Honorable court.

COURT:
Alright. The parties, having rested their cases and trial being
terminated, this case is deemed
submitted for decision.

- ORDER -