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DEFENSE

Q: Mr. Witness, are you officially appointed


Direct Examination of Diosdado Quirino by the government of the Philippines.
A: Yes. I was appointed by Pres. B.S.
COURT: Call your witness to the witness Aquino III on Oct.1, 2010 and confirmed by
stand. the CA on Dec.2, 2010.

Defense: May I call on Diosdado Quirino. Q: I am showing to you this document.


Please go over and tell this Honorable Court
COURT: Swear in the witness. if this is the appointment letter that you
mentioned.
INTERPRETER: Do you swear to tell the A: Yes, this is the appointment letter.
truth, all the truth and nothing but the truth
in this case? Defense: Which for purposes of
identification, Your Honor, I would like to
WITNESS: Yes, sir. request the marking of the appointment
letter as Exhibit 1.
COURT: Please state your name and other
personal circumstances. Q: Mr. Witness, were you in the Philippines
sometime Oct.24, 2013?
WITNESS: Name Diosdado Quirino Age 39 A: Yes
Job- Consul to the US PCG. Current
residence at 123 Trump Residences, 5th Q: Where in the Philippines, exactly?
Street, NY, NY A: On Oct. 24, 2010, I just arrived at the
NAIA 2 from the US.
COURT: Your witness.
Q: I am showing to you this document.
Defense: The accused witness is being Please go over this document and tell this
presented to testify on the fact that he was Honorable Court if this is your plane ticket
the wrong person arrested during the alleged from the US to the Philippines on Oct. 23,
incident. May we proceed Your Honor? 2010.
A: Yes
COURT: Proceed.
Defense: Which for purposes of
Q: Mr. Quirino, will you please tell this identification, Your Honor, I would like to
Honorable Court where you were on request the marking of the plane ticket as
October 22, 2013 Exhibit 2.

A: I was in my home in the US. Q: Upon arriving in Manila, where did you
go next?
Q: Why were you in the US during that A: I boarded another flight to Bacolod.
time?
A: Because I am the Consul to the US PCG Q: I am showing to you this document.
Please go over this document and tell this
Q: Since when were you staying in the US? Honorable Court if this is your plane ticket
A: Since Dec. 4, 2010. from Manila to Bacolod on Oct. 24, 2010.
A: Yes
Q: Then, what happened?
Defense: Which for purposes of A: Then I realized that I was brought into a
identification, Your Honor, I would like to farm with many chickens.
request the marking of the plane ticket as
Exhibit 3. Q: What happened to you in the farm?
A: My attackers bound me on a chair.
Q: Mr. Witness, why did you go to Bacolod?
A: To spend my two week vacation leave Q: Do you know why they bound you on
with my family and relatives. that chair?
A: Maybe so that I could not escape.
Q: What time did you arrive in Bacolod-
Silay Airport? Q: While being bound on that chair, what
A: about 4pm. happened next?
A: They asked me to confess that I robbed
Q: Upon arriving in Bacolod-Silay Airport, and killed a certain Linda Dimakabangon.
where did you go next?
A: I went to Bago City, Brgy. Lag-asan. Q: So did you confess?
A: No.
Q: So your family is in Brgy. Lag-asan?
A: Yes. Q: Then what did they do after you refused
to confess?
Q: At what time did you arrive in Brgy. Lag- A: They threatened to kill my parents, my
asan? beloved wife and children.
A: About 7pm.
Q: So after the threat, what did they do next?
Q: When you arrived in Bago, what A: They insisted that I sign a blank paper
happened next? and if I refuse, they will kill me.
A: As I unloaded my luggage from the van, I
was attacked. Q: So did you sign the blank paper.
A: yes
Q: How many attacked you?
A: two persons. Q: After you signed the paper, what
happened next?
Q: Were you able to recognize your A: They left me inside a room in the farm
attackers? and I fell asleep and when I woke up they
A: No. forced me inside a van.

Q: Why not? Q: Where did they take you?


A: Because after they attacked me from A: They brought me to the Police Station 1
behind, I stumbled and they immediately of Bago City.
blindfolded me.
Q: Then what happened next?
Q: What happened next? A: They detained me up to this day.
A: They forced me inside a vehicle and it
seemed that we drove for a long time. Defense: No further questions, Your Honor.
Pre Trial

Arraignment Court: Marking of the Exhibits

COURT: Call the case. For the Defense:

INTERPRETER: For hearing, Criminal We pray that the counter affidavit of


Case No. 12345, People of the Philippines Diosdado Quirino will be marked as Exhibit
vs. Diosdado Quirino 1.

COURT: Appearances.
Stipulation of Facts for the Defense
PROSECUTOR: For the government. 1. Do you admit that the accused is a

ATTYs. Joey Pugales, Jheng Jorbina, Kim


Andaya and Mark Simondo: For the
defense.

COURT: Ready?

Defense: Ready your Honor.

Court: Do you understand the allegations of


the facts?
Accused: Yes, your Honor.

Court: What is your plea?


Accused: Not guilty, your Honor.