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Republic of the Philippines

REGIONAL TRIAL COURT


National Capital Judicial Region
Manila !"anch #
PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Plaintiff,
-vs.- Criminal Case No. 14344
For: i!am"
#E$ICHO $OS%LES,
%&&'se(.
)-----------------------------------------------)
PRE$TRIAL !RIE% %OR T&E ACCU'E(
Comes No*, t+e a&&'se( #eri&+o $osales, ," &o'nsel an( 'nto t+is Honora,le
Co'rt, res-e&tf'll" s',mits its -re-trial ,rief alle!in! amon! ot+ers:
I) !"ief 'tate*ent of the Case
T+e +erein -laintiff, .a/a Salva(or, file( a &riminal &om-laint for i!am"
a!ainst t+e a&&'se(, #eri&+o $osales, alle!in! t+at t+e a&&'se( +as ,een le!all"
marrie( to %n!el Lo&sin on %'!'st 01, 1223 in a &ivil *e((in! &eremon"
solemni4e( ," Hon. %lfre(o .'slim, t+en Cit" .a"or of .anila. Plaintiff f'rt+er
&laime( t+at t+e a&&'se( &ontra&te( a s',se5'ent marria!e *it+ +er on #'ne 14,
0613 in Pa&o C+'r&+, .anila *it+o't t+e first marria!e ,ein! le!all" (issolve(.
%s alle!e( an( ar!'e( in t+e Co'nter-%ffi(avit of t+e a&&'se( (ate( .a" 7,
0614, a&&'se( #eri&+o $osales inter-ose( t+e follo*in! (efenses:
1. T+at no marria!e &eremon" at all *as -erforme( ," a ('l" a't+ori4e(
solemni4in! offi&er. #eri&+o $osales an( %n!el Lo&sin merel" si!ne( a
marria!e &ontra&t on t+eir o*n on %'!'st 01, 12238
0. T+at t+e /'(i&ial -ro&ee(in!s ,e s's-en(e( on t+e !ro'n( t+at t+e &ivil &ase
for /'(i&ial n'llifi&ation of +is marria!e *it+ %n!el Lo&sin -ose( a -re/'(i&ial
5'estion in t+e ,i!am" &ase8
3. T+at +e &ontra&te( t+e marria!e *it+ t+e -laintiff o-enl" an( -',li&l" rel"in!
'-on t+e (ivor&e (e&ree of t+e Ontario Co'rt8
4. T+at t+e &rime of ,i!am", /'st li9e ot+er felonies -'nis+e( 'n(er t+e $evise(
Penal Co(e, is mala in se, an( +en&e !oo( fait+ an( la&9 of &riminal intent
are allo*e( as (efense8
7. %rti&le 26 t+ereof -rovi(es t+at :;&<rimes -'nis+a,le ," ot+er affli&tive
-enalties shall p"esc"ibe in fifteen +ea"s= *+ile %rti&le 21 states t+at :;t<+e
-erio( of -res&ri-tion s+all &ommen&e to r'n from t+e (a" on *+i&+ t+e &rime
is (is&overe( ," t+e offen(e( -art", t+e a't+orities, or t+eir a!ents ) ) ) .=
T+e -laintiff, .a/a Salva(or, +a( alrea(" a -rior 9no*le(!e of t+e first
marria!e sin&e1221. Hen&e, t+e a&tion +as alrea(" ,een -res&ri,e(.
II) 'tate*ent of the Issue
T+e iss'e +ere to ,e resolve( is *+et+er or not t+e a&&'se( &ommitte(
t+e &rime of ,i!am".
III) Applicable La,s and Ju"isp"udence
1. S'-reme Co'rt >e&isions:
1.1. .en(iola v. Peo-le,
1.0. Ca&+o vs. Peo-le, ?.$. No. 14700@, Fe,r'ar" @, 0664
0. Ne* Civil Co(e, %rti&le 3@ on -re/'(i&ial 5'estion A :Pre/'(i&ial 5'estions,
*+i&+ m'st ,e (e&i(e( ,efore an" &riminal -rose&'tion ma" ,e instit'te( or
ma" -ro&ee(, s+all ,e !overne( ," r'les of &o'rt *+i&+ t+e S'-reme Co'rt
s+all -rom'l!ate an( *+i&+ s+all not ,e in &onfli&t *it+ t+e -rovisions of t+is
Co(e.=
3. $evise( Penal Co(e, %rti&le 26 an( %rti&le 21
I-) .itnesses to be p"esented
#) Je"icho Rosales a&&'se(, to testif" on t+e averments of t+e &om-laint
an( i(entif" t+e e)+i,its.
2.M"s) (idith Re+es, former se&retar" of former .a"or %lfre(o .'slim, to
testif" t+at t+e marria!e &ontra&t *as si!ne( not in t+e -resen&e of t+e sai(
solemni4in! offi&er.
/)M") Ma"0 Gil t+e lan(lor( of t+e i! rot+er oar(in! Ho'se, to testif" on
t+e relations+i-s amon! #eri&+o $osales, .a/a Salva(or, an( %n!el Lo&sin
an( to testif" on t+e 9no*le(!e of .a/a Salva(or of t+e first marria!e
,et*een #eri&+o $osales an( %n!el Lo&sin.
-) (ocu*enta"+ E1idences
E)+i,it % A #'(i&ial %ffi(avit of t+e a&&'se(, #eri&+o $osales
E)+i,it A #'(i&ial %ffi(avit of .rs. >i(it+ $e"es
E)+i,it C A #'(i&ial %ffi(avit of .r. .ar9 ?il
E)+i,it > A Letter of %n!el Lo&sin re!ar(in! t+e >ivor&e
E)+i,it E A >e&ree of >ivor&e ," Ontario Co'rt
E)+i,it F - .arria!e Contra&t of #eri&+o $osales an( .a/a Salva(or
E)+i,it ? A irt+ Certifi&ate of Ni&ole $osales
E)+i,it H A Certifi&ation of -en(in! a&tion for >e&laration of N'llit" of
.arria!e ,et*een #eri&+o $osales an( %n!el Lo&sin ,efore $TC-.anila,
ran&+ 0.
-I) A1ailable T"ial (ates
.a" 16, 17, 11, 0614
BII. %((itional *itnesses an( ot+er (o&'mentar" evi(en&e *+ose names are not
liste( or not "et availa,le as of t+is (ate, are +ere," reserve( for -resentation
an( -ro-er i(entifi&ation ('rin! t+e s&+e('le( +earin!s.
$ESPECTFCLLD SC.ITTE>
.anila, P+ili--ines, .a" 3, 0614.
JERIC&O RO'ALE'
!23
ATT2) RENAL2N ') 'ANTIAGO
Co'nsel for t+e %&&'se(
103 .alate, .anila
IP No. 743018 3-0@-0616
PT$ No. 103478 7-3-0616 A .anila
$oll No. 120@318 3-12-0662
.CLE No. 6763128 3-12-0614


COP2 %URNI'&E(3
I-2 CATIPON
Cit+ P"osecuto"
Manila
Registe"ed Mail No) #4/56


REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
NATIONAL PROSECUTION SERVICE
OFFICE OF THE CITY PROSECUTOR
MANILA CITY
MAJA SALVADOR,
Complainant,
-vs- I.S. No. 12345
For: Bigamy
JERICHO ROSALES,
Accs!".
#-----------------------------------------#
COMPLAINT-AFFIDAVIT
I, $a%a Salva"or, o& l!gal ag! an" a r!si"!nt o& 123 $alat!, $anila a&t!r '!ing s(orn in
accor"anc! (it) la( "!pos! an" say t)at:
1. *!ric)o +osal!s an" Ang!l ,ocsin (!r! my &orm!r 'oar"mat!s in Big Brot)!r -os! at
.iapo, $anila &rom 1/00-1//21
2. A&t!r(ar"s, *!ric)o +osal!s an" Ang!l ,ocsin lost contact (it) !ac) ot)!r1
3. I an" *!ric)o r!main!" as 'oar"mat!s ntil 1///1
4. In 1//2, *!ric)o (as srpris!" to r!c!iv! a car" &rom Ang!l &rom Singapor! ()o (as
(or3ing as a nrs! t)!r!. A&t!r s!v!ral !4c)ang! o& l!tt!rs, t)!y '!cam! s(!!t)!arts1
5. 5n 1//6, Ang!l r!trn!" to t)! 7)ilippin!s 't l!&t again &or Cana"a to (or3 t)!r!.
8!spit! o& long "istanc! lov! a&&air, t)!y maintain!" constant commnication1
2. 5n S!pt!m'!r 25, 1//0, Ang!l cam! 'ac3 to t)! 7)ilippin!s an" propos!" to p!tition
*!ric)o to %oin )!r in Cana"a. 9it)ot my 3no(l!"g!, 'ot) agr!!" to g!t marri!", t)s
t)!y (!r! marri!" on Agst 26, 1//0 in a civil (!""ing c!r!mony sol!mni:!" 'y -on.
Al&r!"o $slim, t)!n City $ayor o& $anila1
6. 5n S!pt!m'!r 25, 1//0, Ang!l r!port!" 'ac3 to )!r (or3 in Cana"a, l!aving *!ric)o
'!)in"1
0. 5n 8!c!m'!r 5, 2;11, I m!t again *!ric)o in t)! o&&ic! ()!r! I (as (or3ing1
/. 2 mont)s lat!r <*n! 2;12=, *!ric)o cort!" m! an" I &!ll in lov! (it) )im1
1;. 5t o& (!"loc3, <got pr!gnant on 8!c!m'!r 2;12=,I '!got a "ag)t!r nam!" Nicol!
+osal!s on S!pt!m'!r 15, 2;131
11. 5n *n! 14, 2;13, I got marri!" (it) *!ric)o at 7aco C)rc) in t)! City o& $anila1
12. 5n 8!c!m'!r 31, 2;13, *!ric)o l!&t t)! &amily )om! &or no r!ason. I lat!r &on" ot t)at
)! (as marri!" (it) Ang!l ,ocsin an" t)at marriag! (as not y!t nlli&i!" or annll!".
IN 9I>N?SS 9-?+?5F, I )av! )!r!nto a&&i4!" my signatr! t)is 3;
t)
"ay o&
April, 2;14 in t)! City o& $anila.
MAJA SALVADOR
Affiant
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to '!&or! m!, t)! n"!rsign!" pros!ctor, t)is 3;
t)
"ay o&
April, 2;14 in t)! City o& $anila.
I )!r!'y c!rti&y t)at I )av! p!rsonally !4amin!" t)! a&&iant an" t)at I am convinc!" t)at
s)! volntarily !4!ct!" t)! &or!going a&&i"avit an" t)at s)! n"!rstoo" t)! cont!nts t)!r!o&.
ATTY. IVY O. CATIPON
City Prosecutor
IB7 No. ;02/521 ;4@24@12 A $anila
7>+ No. 25/521 ;2@25@12 A $anila
+oll No. 214551 ;3@26@11
$C,? No. 1205261 ;3@15@13
Republi !" #$e P$ilippi%e&
RE'IONAL TRIAL COURT
N(#i!%(l C(pi#(l Ju)ii(l Re*i!%
M(%il(, B+(%$ ,

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,
7lainti&&,

-vs.- Criminal Cas! No. 14344
For: Bigamy
JERICHO ROSALES,
Accs!".
)---------------------------------------------)
INFORMATION
>)! n"!rsign!", City 7ros!ctor, pon a s(orn complaint originally &il!" 'y t)!
o&&!n"!" spos!, $A*A SA,BA85+, accs!s *?+IC-5 +5SA,?S o& t)! crim! o& BICA$D,
committ!" as &ollo(s:

>)at on or a'ot Agst 26, 1//0, in t)! City o& $anila, 7)ilippin!s, t)! a'ov!-nam!"
accs!", *?+IC-5 +5SA,?S, '!ing t)!n l!gally marri!" to ANC?, ,5CSIN an" (it)ot
sc) marriag! )aving '!!n l!gally "issolv!", "i" t)!n an" t)!r! (il&lly, nla(&lly an"
&!loniosly contract a s!con" or s's!E!nt marriag! (it) $A*A SA,BA85+.

C5N>+A+D >5 ,A9


ATTY. IVY O. CATIPON
City Prosecutor
IB7 No. ;02/521 ;4@24@12 A $anila
7>+ No. 25/521 ;2@25@12 A $anila
+oll No. 214551 ;3@26@11
$C,? No. 1205261 ;3@15@13

>)is is to c!rti&y t)at a pr!liminary inv!stigation )as '!!n con"ct!" in t)! a'ov!-!ntitl!"
cas!, ()!r!in t)! accs!" (as giv!n a c)anc! to app!ar an" t)at on t)! 'asis o& t)! !vi"!nc!
pr!s!nt!", t)!r! is r!asona'l! gron" to '!li!v! t)at t)! o&&!ns! c)arg!" )as '!!n committ!" an"
t)! accs!" is pro'a'l! gilty t)!r!o&.

$anila, 7)ilippin!s, $ay 6, 2;14.

ATTY. CHARM ITABLE
City Prosecutor
IB7 No. ;02/601 ;4@24@12 A $anila
7>+ No. 25/601 ;2@25@12 A $anila
+oll No. 214601 ;3@26@11
$C,? No. 1205601 ;3@15@13

WITNESSES-
Fim C)i
Al&r!"o $slim




Republi !" #$e P$ilippi%e&
RE'IONAL TRIAL COURT
N(#i!%(l C(pi#(l Ju)ii(l Re*i!%
M(%il(, B+(%$ ,


7?57,? 5F >-? 7-I,I77IN?S,
7lainti&&,

-vs.- Criminal Cas! No. 14344
For: Bigamy
*?+IC-5 +5SA,?S,
Accs!".
4-----------------------------------------------4
PRE-TRIAL BRIEF FOR THE PROSECUTION
THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, t)rog) t)! n"!rsign!" City 7ros!ctor,
'!&or! t)is -onora'l! Cort, most r!sp!ct&lly s'mit t)is 7r!->rial Bri!&:

I. SUMMARY OF ADMITTED FACTS AND PROPOSED STIPULATION OF FACTS

>)! &ollo(ing ar! t)! a"mitt!" &acts:

1. >)! i"!ntity o& t)! accs!" in t)! in&ormation an" t)at o& t)! p!rson arraign!" ar!
on! an" t)! sam!1
2. >)! i"!ntity o& $a%a Salva"or, t)! victim1
3. >)! s!con" marriag! (as contract!" 'y t)! accs!" (it)ot &irst s!cring a
"!claration o& nllity o& t)! &irst marriag!1
4. >)! "at! an" plac!s o& t)! commission o& t)! crim!.

II. STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES

1. 9)!t)!r or not t)! accs!" committ!" t)! crim! c)arg!"1
2. 9)!t)!r or not )! (as gilty t)!r!o&.

III. WITNESS TO BE PRESENTED

1. M(.( S(l/()!+, o&&!n"!" party, to t!sti&y on t)! av!rm!nts o& t)! complaint.
2. 0i1 C$ui, '!st &ri!n" o& Ang!l ,ocsin, to t!sti&y on t)! &irst marriag! contract!" 'y
*!ric)o +osal!s an" Ang!l ,ocsin.
3. H!%. Al"+e)! Mu&li1, t)! sol!mni:ing o&&ic!r.

IV. EVIDENCE FOR MAR0IN'S
1. ?4)i'it A A *"icial A&&i"avit o& t)! accs!", $a%a Salva"or
2. ?4)i'it B A *"icial A&&i"avit o& Fim C)i
3. ?4)i'it C A *"icial A&&i"avit o& -on. Al&r!"o ,im
4. ?4)i'it 8 A $arriag! Contract o& *!ric)o +osal!s an" Ang!l ,ocsin
5. ?4)i'it ? - $arriag! Contract o& *!ric)o +osal!s an" $a%a Salva"or

V. AVAILABLE TRIAL DATES
$ay 1;, 15, 16, 2;14

VI. A""itional (itn!ss!s an" ot)!r "ocm!ntary !vi"!nc! ()os! nam!s ar! not list!" or
not y!t availa'l! as o& t)is "at!, ar! )!r!'y r!s!rv!" &or pr!s!ntation an" prop!r
i"!nti&ication "ring t)! sc)!"l!" )!arings.

+?S7?C>FG,,D SGB$I>>?8

$anila, 7)ilippin!s, $ay 0, 2;14.


ATTY. IVY O. CATIPON
City Prosecutor
IB7 No. ;02/521 ;4@24@12 A $anila
7>+ No. 25/521 ;2@25@12 A $anila
+oll No. 214551 ;3@26@11
$C,? No. 1205261 ;3@15@13


COPY FURNISHED-
A>>D. +?NA,DN S. SAN>IAC5
Cons!l &or t)! Accs!"
123 $alat!, $anila
+!gist!r!" $ail No. 54321
REPU!LIC O% T&E P&ILIPPINE'
(EPARTMENT O% JU'TICE
NATIONAL PRO'ECUTION 'ER-ICE
O%%ICE O% T&E CIT2 PRO'ECUTOR
MANILA CIT2
.%#% S%LB%>O$,
Com-lainant,

-vs- I.S. No. 10347
For: i!am"
#E$ICHO $OS%LES,
%&&'se(.
E--------------------------------------E
COUNTER$A%%I(A-IT
I, #eri&+o Salva(or, Fili-ino, of le!al a!e an( a resi(ent of 103 .alate, .anila
after ,ein! s*orn in a&&or(an&e *it+ la* (e-ose an( sa" t+at:
1. T+at I am a&&'se( for t+e &rime of i!am", no* -en(in! ,efore t+e Cit"
Prose&'tion Offi&e of .anila8
0. I a(mit t+e alle!ations &ontaine( in -ara!ra-+s FFFFFFFFFFFF of t+e
&om-laint-affi(avit8
3. I ve+ementl" (en" t+e alle!ations in -ara!ra-+s FFFFFFFFFFF of t+e
&om-laint-affi(avit8
4. I f'rt+er (en" t+e alle!ations t+at t+ere is e)istin! first marria!e. No marria!e
&eremon" *as -erforme( at all ," a ('l" a't+ori4e( solemni4in! offi&er. I an(
%n!el Lo&sin merel" si!ne( a marria!e &ontra&t on o'r o*n on %'!'st 01,
1223. T+erefore, t+ere is an a,sen&e of essential element to &onstit'te &rime
of ,i!am", *+i&+ is t+e e)isten&e of first marria!e.
7. T+e &om-laint m'st ,e (ismisse( on t+e !ro'n( t+at t+e &ivil &ase for /'(i&ial
n'llifi&ation of +is marria!e *it+ %n!el Lo&sin *+i&+ I file( on
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF -ose( a -re/'(i&ial 5'estion in t+e ,i!am" &ase8
@. %ss'min! t+at t+ere *as first marria!e e)iste(, %n!el Lo&sin file( a -etition
for (ivor&e a!ainst me on >e&em,er 06, 0661 an( a >e&ree of >ivor&e
iss'e( ," t+e Ontario Co'rt G?eneral >ivisionH on O&to,er 11, 0663 an( too9
effe&t on Novem,er 11, 0663. T+erefore, t+e first marria!e *as alrea("
le!all" (issolve(8
1. I a&te( in !oo( fait+ in &ontra&tin! t+e marria!e *it+ .a/a Salva(or. T+e tr't+
of t+e matter is +ere'n(er set fort+, to *it:
a. %fter several "ears of +avin! no &omm'ni&ation at all, I met a!ain t+e
-laintiff, .a/a Salva(or on FFFFFFFFFFF *+o *as *or9in! t+en in t+e
same ,'il(in! *+ere I 'se( to +ave ,'siness meetin!s8
,. %fter several mont+s of en/o"in! t+e &om-an" of ea&+ ot+er, *e +a(
intimate relations+i-8
&. S',se5'entl", s+e !ot -re!nant on FFFFFFFFFFFFF8
(. %lt+o'!+ t+ere *as alrea(" a (e&ree of (ivor&e on m" first marria!e, I
(i( not +ave an" intention to marr" t+e -laintiff sin&e I (i(nIt *ant to
enter an" &ommitment8
e. 't sin&e s+e !ot -re!nant, I (e&i(e( to marr" +er on
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF for t+e ,enefit of o'r (a'!+ter.
3. F'rt+ermore, instant Com-laint *as alrea(" ,arre( ," -res&ri-tion sin&e t+e
-laintiff +a( alrea(" 9no*le(!e of t+e first marria!e if an" on 1221. T+e la*
-rovi(es t+at &rimes -'nis+a,le ," affli&tive &rime li9e ,i!am" s+all
-res&ri,e( in fifteen (a"s from t+e (a" on *+i&+ t+e &rime is (is&overe( ,"
t+e offen(e( -art"8
2. T+at t+e &ase file( a!ainst me is motivate( ," ,a( fait+8
16. T+at I am e)e&'tin! t+is &o'nter- affi(avit to attest to t+e tr't+ of t+e fore!oin!
statement an( to s'--ort for t+e (ismissal of t+e &ase file( a!ainst me.
IN JITNESS JHE$EOF, I +ave +ere'nto affi)e( m" si!nat're t+is 7
t+
(a"
of .a", 0614 in t+e Cit" of .anila.
#E$ICHO $OS%LES
Accused
SCSC$IE> %N> SJO$N to ,efore me, t+e 'n(ersi!ne( -rose&'tor, t+is 36
t+
(a" of %-ril, 0614 in t+e Cit" of .anila.
I +ere," &ertif" t+at I +ave -ersonall" e)amine( t+e affiant an( t+at I am
&onvin&e( t+at s+e vol'ntaril" e)e&'te( t+e fore!oin! affi(avit an( t+at s+e 'n(erstoo(
t+e &ontents t+ereof.

IBD C%TIPON
City Prosecutor