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Republic of the Philippines

REGIONAL TRIAL COURT


Third Judicial Region
Branch __, Cabanatuan City

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, IS No. __________


Plaintiff, For: Violation of
Section 4 of R.A.
No. 8049 (Anti-
Hazing Law)

-versus-

MARCELO BAYAMBAGO Y BULANON,


Accused.
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JUDICIAL AFFIDAVIT
OF MR. VICTORIO B. SALTING

I, VICTORIA B. SALTING, 23 years old, single , residing


atBrgy. Malasin, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, after having
been sworn to in accordance with the law do hereby depose
and state:

That Fiscal Samuel A. Matias is the counsel who


conducted and supervised my examination as a witness at
her office at Provincial Prosecutors Office, Butuan City,
Agusan del Norte;

That I am answering the questions herein fully


conscious that I do so under oath and that I may be
criminally liable for false testimony or perjury;

The following are the Questions propounded by Fiscal


Samuel A. Matias and my answers in English language:

Q1: Do you swear to tell the truth and nothing but the
truth?
A1: Yes Maam.

Q2: Why are you executing this judicial affidavit?

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A2: Because I want to file charges against ALDEN V. DE
GUZMAN for recruiting me to join his fraternity and
subjecting me to an initiation rite which involve
physical and mental torture.

Q3: How did you know this Alden De Guzman?


A3: We were classmates in Araullo University College of
Law?

Q4: Can you tell where does Alden De Guzman resides?


A4: He resides at San Josef Norte, Cabanatuan City.

Q5: Can you narrate how did Alden De Guzman recruited


you?
A5: On August 19, 2017, at about 5 in the afternoon, while
I was in the library, Alden De Guzman, asked me
whether I am already a member of an
organization/fraternity in the university, then I
answered in the negative. Thereafter, he asked me
whether I want to join one, which could absolutely help
me in my study of law, I said I am going to think about
it. He then replied that I may attend the orientation for
the new recruits then after that I may decide to give it
a go or not, then I agreed to come, so that I may know
the principles of his fraternity.

Q6: Can you narrate what happened after this incident, if


there is any?
A6: I attended the orientation for the new recruits.

Q7: Where was it held?


A7: It was held in a private resort in Brgy. Camp. Tinio,
Cabanatuan City.

Q8: When was it held?


A8: it was held on August 27, 2017 at about 9:30 in the
evening.

Q9: What transpired during that time?


A9: We were greeted at first, then they talk about the
visions, principles and policies. Thereafter, Alden told
me, in private, sasabak ka sa hazing, perohuwag ka
mag-alala, kontilangyun at
siguradongkakayaninmoyun. Then, I decided to join
because of the assurance he made. Few moments
thereafter, we were asked to enter in a room, where
the initiation was conducted.

Q10: You said we, who are with you during that time?
A10: Fellow neophytes, I do not know them by name, I
might recognize them by face.

Q11: Do you know who conducted the hazing?


A11: No. I was blind folded, I dont know who paddled,
boxed, and slapped, etc.

Q12: Let us go point by point. How did you get into that
resort?
A12: I was accompanied by Alden De Guzman, we rode in
his brand-new Toyota Fortuner going to that resort.

Q13: When you arrived at the resort, what happened, if you


could still recall?
A13: Alden and I went to the hall where I saw members and
new recruits were drinking and singing in a videoke.

Q14: You said that you were blind folded, who blind folded
you?
A14: Alden.

Q15: How did you enter the room when you were blind
folded?
A15: Alden assisted me, but while entering the room,
someone kicked me, so I fell on the floor.

Q16: After you fell, what did you do next?


A16: they continued kicking me, but it is just slight kick.
Then I was made to follow a sound as a guide to the
entrance of the room. When I reached the room,
someone help me stood up, then they made me
undress my clothes. After that a someone boxed me in
my chest.

Q17: Who do you think boxed you?


A17: I do not know.

Q18: Can you tell us what else happened inside the room?
A18: I was slapped in the face. Then I was made to recite
provisions of different laws, and when I committed a
mistake, I was being hit by a hard object in the back
portion of my legs.

Q19: How many boxes or slaps did you received?


A19: More or less 5 times.

Q20: Can you tell what part of your body you were boxed or
slapped?
A20: As far as I could remember, I was boxed in my
abdomen, chest and shoulder, and was slapped in my
face.

Q21: How many hits, by that hard object you mentioned, did
you receive, if you could tell?
A21: As far as I could tell, more or less 5.

Q22: After you were hit 5 times, what did you feel?
A22: I could not remember, all I remember is that I am
counting the hits I am taking, then I collapsed, then
when I woke up, I was already at the hospital.

Q23: Do you have any idea who brought you to the hospital?
A23: No.

Q24: How long have you been in the hospital?


A24: I was confined there for 10 days.

Q25: Do you have any proof of all your allegations?


A25: Yes. Leonard Magdangal, a brother in the fraternity
volunteered to testify in my favor.

Q26: Do you have any medical certificate to support your


allegations?
A26: Yes, I have.

Attached to this Judicial Affidavit is an original copy of


the medical certificate marked as Exhibit A.

Q27: Based on this medical certificate you are showing to us


that the injuries would have incapacitated you for a
period of 10 to 30 days?
A27: Yes, I have been hospitalized for 10 days and I was
unable to attend my class for almost a month.
Q28: Who issued this medical certificate?
A28: It was Dr.Erica Marie San Andres. A resident doctor in
PHGMRMC.

Q29: Whos signature is this in the medical certificate?


A29: My doctor, Maam, Dr.Erica Marie San Andres.

Q30: Why did you say that it was Dr. San Andres who signed
it?
A30: Because I was in front of her when she signed the
medical certificate.

Q31: Do you have anything to say, Mr. Sales?


A31: No more. I will just tell in open court everything I was
unable to state.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my


signature this 15th day of September 2017 at Cabanatuan
City, Philippines.

VICTORIO B. SALTING
Affiant-Complainant

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 15th day of


September at Cabanatuan City, Philippines.

SAMUEL A. MATIAS
Assistant City Prosecutor
Roll of Attorney No. 93284
IBP No. 98123754
MCLE Compliance No. V
0029293
Dated July 1, 2017
ATTESTATION OF LEGAL COUNSEL

I, SAMUEL A. MATIAS, Assistant City Prosecutor,


CPO-Cabanatuan City, after having been sworn to in
accordance with the law do hereby depose and say:

1. That I have faithfully recorded or caused to be


recorded the questions I asked and the
corresponding answers that witness, Victorio B.
Salting, gave;
2. That I have not, nor any other person present or
assisting coached the witness regarding the witness
answers; and
3. That I fully understand that any false attestation
shall subject me to disciplinary action, including
disbarment.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my


signature this 15th day of September 2017 at Cabanatuan
City, Philippines.

SAMUEL A. MATIAS
Assistant City Prosecutor

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 15th day of


September 2017 at Cabanatuan City, Philippines.
ATTY. CHARINA DIAZ
Public Attorney IV
Public Attorneys Office
Cabanatuan City
MCLE Compliance No. IV 000000
Officer-in-Charge