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Republic of the Philippines

10th Judicial Region


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Branch 31, Surigao City
PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Plaintiff,
CRIM. CASE NO. 1234
For: Grave Threats

- versus VALERIANO E. SISON,


Accused.
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MINUTES OF THE PRELIMARY CONFERENCE


I. PARTIES PRESENT
For the plaintiff:
Assisted by:

People of the Philippines


Atty. Jose Salve Cabiling
Atty. Rosnifa Inorac Lantud Dimakuta

For the accused: Valeriano E. Sison


Assisted by:
Atty. Honey Joy Canta
Atty. Sean Darwin Ramos
II. PROPOSED ADMISSIONS
The parties agreed on February 4, 2015 on the following:
1. That the accused admits that he is the same person arraigned on
February 3, 2015;
2. That on or about 3:00 pm of January 3, 2015, Rhium Truce
Salvador, accompanied by Leonil Silvosa, went to the residence
of the accused to demand payment for a particular debt;
3. That despite the insisted demands of Rhium Truce Salvador, the
accused refused to pay the debt;
4. That there was an argument between Rhium Truce Salvador and
the accused;
5. That after the argument, Rhium Truce Salvador, accompanied by
Leonil Silvosa, gave in and left the residence of the accused
unsatisfied; and
6. That there is no settlement as to the civil aspect of the crime.
III. ISSUES
For the plaintiff: Whether or not the accused Valeriano E. Sison is
guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime Grave Threats under
Article 282 of the Revised Penal Code.
For the accused:
GENERAL ISSUE: Whether or not the Prosecution failed to prove the
guilt beyond reasonable doubt of the accused Valeriano E. Sison of the
crime Grave Threats under Article 282 of the Revised Penal Code.

SPECIFIC ISSUES:
1.) WON the accused is capable of perpetrating threat toward the
complainant and his driver/bodyguard.; and
2.) WON it is possible for the complainant and his driver/bodyguard to
get intimidated under the circumstances.
IV. MARKED DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE
For the plaintiff:
Exhibit A
Promissory note executed on January 2, 2015, by and
between the accused and the private complainant, for the
amount of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P 20,000.00), with
interest at a rate of 12% per annum;
Exhibit B
Acknowledgement receipt bearing the signature of the
accused for the amount of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P
20,000.00) and dated January 2, 2015;
Exhibit C
Barangay Complaints Logbook;
Exhibit C1 Complaint filed by Rhium Truce Salvador dated January 3,
2015 at 3:30 pm;
Exhibit D Information;
Exhibit E
Complaint-Affidavit of Rhium Truce Salvador, including all
annexes contained therein;
Exhibit F
Judicial Affidavit of Rhium Truce Salvador;
Exhibit G Judicial Affidavit of Leonil Silvosa;
Exhibit H Judicial Affidavit of Anne Marie Fortus; and
Exhibit I
Judicial Affidavit of Irene Ecleo.
For the accused:
Exhibit 1
Promissory note executed on January 2, 2015, by and
between the accused and the private complainant, for the
amount of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P 20,000.00), with
interest at a rate of 12% per annum;
Exhibit 1A Due date of the promissory note;
Exhibit 2
Judicial Affidavit of Valeriano Sison;
Exhibit 3
Judicial Affidavit of Analee Alverastine;
Exhibit 4
Judicial Affidavit of Ralna Dyan Florano; and
Exhibit 5
Judicial Affidavit of Baby Ma Sison.
V. INTENTION TO AVAIL OF DISCOVERY PROCEDURES
Both parties hereby manifest that they may avail of the Discovery
Procedures and/or referral to commissioners as maybe found
necessary during the course of the proceedings.
VI. WITNESS AND TRIAL DATES
For the plaintiff:
The plaintiff shall present Rhium Truce Salvador, Leonil Silvosa, Anne
Marie Fortus, and Irene Ecleo as witnesses on February 7, 2015.

The trial date is hereby reserved within which to complete the


presentation of the evidence for the plaintiff.

For the accused:


The accused shall be presented as witness who will contradict or
oppose the allegations against him on February 7, 2015.
The accused shall present Analee Alverastine, Ralna Dyan Florano, and
Baby Ma Sison on the same date.
The trial date is hereby reserved within which to complete the
presentation of the evidence for the accused.

CONFORME:

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES


Plaintiff

VALERIANO E. SISON
Accused

Assisted by:

Assisted by:

Atty. Jose Salve Cabiling


Canta

Atty. Rosnifa Inorac Lantud Dimakuta


Darwin Ramos

Atty. Honey Joy

Atty. Sean

ANNEX A
PROMISSORY NOTE
I, VALERIANO E. SISON, of legal age, Filipino, with residence at
Barangay Lipata, Surigao City, promise to pay RHIUM TRUCE
SALVADOR or order Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000), with interest at
a rate of 12% per annum, on or before January 10, 2015.

VALERIANO E. SISON
Debtor