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PRE-TRIAL SCRIPT

CHARACTERS:

Judge - Jonathan Siddayao

Prosecution Counsel - Evalyn Bobis

Defense Counsel - Alfredo Tayao

Clerk of Court - Aida Tayamora

Clerk of Court: All rise! Honorable Judge Alfredo Tayao Jr. is in court. Let’s pray.

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 fulfillment of Your greater glory. Amen.

(Tatayo lahat)

Judge: Court is now in session. Call the cases.

(Upo lahat)

PRE-TRIAL

(Tatayo Clerk of Court, Public Prosecutor Atty. Evalyn B. Bobis, Court Interpreter,
Accused and Defense Counsel Atty. Alfredo Tayao pag linya ninyo na.)

Clerk of Court: For arraignment: Criminal Case No. 4444-000 People of the Philippines
v. Juan P. Kidnapero for the crime of kidnapping.

Clerk of Court: Appearances for prosecution and the defense.

PROSECUTION: Your honor, I am Atty. Evalyn Bobis appearing as a private prosecutor


under the direct control and supervision of the public prosecutor. Ready your honor.

DEFENSE: Your honor, I am Atty. Aida Tayamora appearing as defense counsel of the
accused. Ready your honor.

JUDGE: Now,will the distinguished counsel of the accused admit the following facts as
appearing in the pre-trial brief of the prosecution:

Q: Does the accused admit to be the same JUAN P. KIDNAPERO that is the
person being accused to allegedly kidnapped private complainant?

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DEFENSE: Yes, your Honor.

Q: Does the accused admit that he is a godson in a wedding (inaanak) as


claimed by private complainant?

DEFENSE: Yes, your Honor.

Q: Does the accused admit that he extorted money in the amount of


Php300,000.00 from private complainant?

DEFENSE: No, your Honor.

Q: Does the accused admit that he forced his “ninang” (godmother) to go with
him by pointing a gun at her?

DEFENSE: No, your Honor.

Q; Does the accused admit the jurisdiction of this court?

DEFENSE: Yes, your Honor.

JUDGE: Please take note of this stipulations, Clerk of Court. Does the prosecution
have any comments?

PROSECUTION: No, your Honor.

JUDGE: Now we proceed to the evidences and witnesses to be presented by both


parties. Prosecution counsel may start.

PROSECUTION: I have here with me your Honor documentary and object evidences
which I move to be marked as Exhibit 1 to Exhibit 8-a.

Your honor, Exhibit 1 is the Police Incident Report to prove the incident of kidnapping
on February 14, 2018 and that the private complainant was held hostage until she was
able to escaped in Marikina City as evidence by the Police Incident Report.

JUDGE: Mark it.

PROSECUTION: Exhibit 2, your Honor is the Judicial Affidavit of Complainant to prove


that private complainant was abducted by accused and to show the incidence of
extortion of money in exchange for her release.

JUDGE: Mark it.

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PROSECUTION: Your Honor, we also respectfully request that the name and signature
of Alicia A. Abanilla appearing on the last page of the document be marked as our
“Exhibit 2-a”.

JUDGE: Have it marked.

PROSECUTION: I will now proceed with Exhibit 3, your Honor which is the Judicial
Affidavit of our first witness, GEORGE R. STRUNK to prove that private complainant
was restrained inside the private vehicle he was driving. Your Honor, we also
respectfully request that the name and signature of GEORGE R. STRUNK appearing on
the last page of the document be marked as our “Exhibit 3-a”.

JUDGE: Have it marked.

PROSECUTION: For Exhibit 4, your Honor, is the .22 caliber Smith & Wesson to prove
that private complainant was restrained by the accused with the same gun.

JUDGE: Have it marked.

PROSECUTION: Another Judicial Affidavit taken from private complainant’s


immediate boss, LIZA L. LAUREANO who is our second witness and is being
presented as Exhibit 5, your Honor to prove the extortion of the Php300,000.00 by
the accused from the private complainant. Your Honor, we also respectfully request
that the name and signature of LIZA L. LAUREANO appearing on the last page of the
document be marked as our “Exhibit 5-a”.

JUDGE: Have it marked.

PROSECUTION: Exhibit 6, your Honor is the Judicial Affidavit of our 3rd and last
witness, LINDA L. SANTOS aka “Inday” to prove that private complainant was
abducted by accused and to show the incidence of extortion of money in exchange for
her release. Your Honor, we also respectfully request that the name and signature of
LINDA L. SANTOS appearing on the last page of the document be marked as our
“Exhibit 6-a”.

JUDGE: Any further comments counsels?

PROSECUTION: Just for the record your honor, I have three (3) witnesses.

DEFENSE: Your Honor, we would like to manifest our reservation for the cross-
examinations of the private complainant and the three witnesses.

JUDGE: Ms. Clerk of Court, please take note. Are there any additional exhibits and
witnesses to be presented prosecution counsel?

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PROSECUTION: None, your Honor.

JUDGE: Counsel for the defense, please proceed with your evidences and witnesses
to be presented.

DEFENSE: Thank you, your Honor. I have with me the Judicial Affidavit of Accused as
Exhibit 1 to prove that there was no kidnapping and that private complainant
voluntarily accompanied accused being the “ninang” (godmother) in his wedding.
Your Honor, we also respectfully request that the name and signature of JUAN P.
KIDNAPERO appearing on the last page of the document be marked as our “Exhibit 1-
a”.

JUDGE: Have it marked.

DEFENSE: Exhibit 2 your Honor is the Judicial Affidavit of ANA B. KIDNAPERO as our
second witness to corroborate the testimony of the accused that they asked for
financial assistance from private complainant and no extortion was made by him.Your
Honor, we also respectfully request that the name and signature of ANA B. KIDNAPERO
appearing on the last page of the document be marked as our “Exhibit 2-a”.

JUDGE: Have it marked. Are there any additional exhibits and witnesses to be
presented defense counsel?

DEFENSE: That would be all your Honor. Thank you.

PROSECUTION: Just the same your Honor, we would like to manifest our reservation
for the cross-examinations of the private complainant and the three witnesses.

JUDGE: Any further comments counsels?

DEFENSE & PROSECUTION: None your Honor.

JUDGE: There being no other evidence to mark and witnesses to be presented, set
the case for pre-trial on April 5, 2018 at 4 pm. Session adjourned.

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