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What Went Before: Quintos brothers’ killings



In March 2006, former Occidental Mindoro Rep. Jose Villarosa was sentenced to death, along with peasant leaders collectively known as “Mamburao 6,” for the murder of brothers Michael and Paul Quintos, sons of Villarosa’s political rival, Ricardo Quintos.

The convicted farmers were Eduardo Hermoso, Josue Ungsod, Manolito Matricio, Mario Tobias, Ruben Balaguer and Gelito Bautista.

The Quintos brothers were gunned down by a group of men while attending a friend’s birthday party in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.

The decision meted out by Judge Ma. Theresa Yadao of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 81 came eight years after the death of the Quintos brothers on Dec. 13, 1997.

The elder Quintos had accused Villarosa, then congressman of the province, of masterminding the killings, which he described as politically motivated.

In March 2008, the Court of Appeals acquitted Villarosa (whose wife Ma. Amelita Villarosa is incumbent Occidental Mindoro representative), saying the mere confession of the gunman implicating Villarosa was not enough.

The appellate court’s fifth division, in a decision penned by Justice Noel Tijam dated March 18, ordered the release of Villarosa and “Mamburao 6” farmers Balaguer, Bautista and Tobias. The other members of the fifth division were Martin Villarama and Sesinando Villon.

In November 2008, the Quintos family asked the Supreme Court to reverse Villarosa’s acquittal, saying the appellate court committed an abuse of discretion.

Meanwhile, Villarosa filed criminal and administrative charges against Quezon City judge Yadao in September 2008, accusing her of wrongfully convicting him of the murder.

In October 2009, a resolution by state prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera cleared Yadao of the charges, but in a subsequent directive issued in March 2010, former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera ordered charges to be filed against Yadao, citing “gross errors” in her decision and reversing Navera’s earlier resolution.

In May this year, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima cleared Yadao of the charges, saying she was denied due process when Devanadera directed her indictment.

In November last year, Villarosa said the Quintos’ filings were a form of “harassment.”

Source: Inquirer Archives


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Tags: Jose Villarosa , Michael Quintos , Murder , Paul Quintos , Political killings , Quintos Brothers’ Murder , Ricardo Quintos , “Mamburao 6”


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QBSWMXBLMEZLD24MNH53WLX6IY Kawa

    Justice and Laws in the Philippines are only jokes!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    bayaran…mga bayaran……tangna….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    villarosa…webb…..PAL…..etc.  daming naging milyonaryo dito

  • spider69

    kaya para sa akin,  tama ang sinabi ni Erap:  hoodlum in Robe.

  • julieboy

    What else is new,bahala nalang Dyos sa kanila.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    When the Judge says, “I will see you in my chambers” ako marami na ang mangyari dyan. Lalo na kong meron nang fixer as court insider. Tulad nung nagyari sa PAL case. E. Mendoze already has his clouts in the SC. Buti nalang na tangal ang CORONA sa lahat na katiwalian. Sereno has a lot to do to clean our judiciary. I tell you it is FILTHY. God have mercy on their soul.

  • PH2011

    The
    Villarosa family is a resemblance of a modern monarchy in Mindoro Occidental. People
    said that they owned majority of the shipping vessels and an Electric Power
    Plant. This scenario happened, not only in Mindoro Occidental but in various
    POOR provinces of the country.

    Name a POOR
    province in the Philippines, and you will find a RICH  family politicians lording that province. The
    POORER the province the WEALTHIEST the politicians reigning that province.

    Majority of
    the people in Mindoro Island knows who killed the  Quintos brothers,EXCEPT the CA and SC Justices.

    In another
    story, the Villarosa impede the development of Mindoro Occidental , road access
    ( circumferential  road ) connecting the
    two provinces of Mindoro Orriental and Occidental via  Pueto Gallera, M. Orriental- Mamburao, M.
    Occidental and on the other side via  Roxas, M. Orriental-Magsaysay, M. Occidental could
    had been easily realized if not for Political and personal family interest. Again,
    Mindoro Occidental people said, they owned the ships. Well, I wonder  (for 9 years) why  former VP Noli De Castro, who claimed to be
    from neighboring province of Mindoro Orriental  was so silent on this two issue mentioned.
    Yes, I remember that he exposed the Quintos brother killings before he became a
    VP in “ Maganda Gabi Bayan Show”, but when he was elected to the No. 2 position
    of the country, the incident became a natural death.

    PHILIPPINES
    still craving for Political CHANGE. We pray that BRION et al lead the changes
    by tendering his resignation in view of professional unethical conduct ,impropriety….and
    DELICADEZA.

    In fainess
    to Justices Secretary De Lima, WE CHALLENGE THE IBP President and officers to
    act, and not read and listen.

    Clearly the evidence
    was already POSTED.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jun.ramos.16121 Jun Ramos

       si josephine ramirez-sato nga halos 20yrs na gov o tonggreswoman wala rin nagawa. corrupt din. tumigil ka na nga….

      • ramelatilano

        ha ha ha..we should not stop looking for likable leaders in the province..

      • 444mangyan888

        We are, at least, thankful now that issues like theses are coming to the national scene a bit more open. Thnaks to internet….

    • RomyLitz

      Civilians can initiate impeachment proceedings against AJ Brion in Congress. Let the rock and roll begins. Main players as usual includes the Little Lady with neckbrace riding on a wheelchair. May Brion, Nachura, Villarosa et al unite at VMMC once again, coming soon na ho si Atong to complete the group of brigands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jun.ramos.16121 Jun Ramos

    try nyo kaya mgka power at pera. mag-iiba na rin kayo. puro kayo reklamo. lahat ng bagay sa pilipinas nabibili hahaha……

    • ramelatilano

      brad hindi reklamo yan..yan katutuhanan…kaya dapat mabilanggo yan

      • ramelatilano

        yung congressman

  • joshua kings

    ang kapal talaga ng kongreswoman na ito na sabihin harassment daw.  sino ba ang nagharass nung kasagsagan ng hurricane gloria na nananalasa ng halos 10 taon? di ba itong kongreswoman na ito na kaututang dila ni gloria? di ba siya yung kakutsaba sa P500,000 na dinistribyut sa mga gobernador sa malacanang? di ba siya palagi ang kasa-kasama sa lakaran ni hurricane gloria, mapasa new york (nagmeryenda at gumastos ng P1 million)?
    at sa kasong ito, sino ang namatayan? sila ba? di ba 2 anak ni dating opisyal na si quintos ang ama ng 2 anak na pinaslang ng maburao 6?  at kanino bataan itong 6 na ito?  at kung pansinin ninyo ang timeline ng kasong ito, nung rehimen ni gloria binaligtad ang hustisya ng mga halang ang kaluluwa na ito, di ba? kasama ng yung pangit na dating justice secretary na mukhang kuwago na sa sobrang ambisyon nagpagamit din sa huricane gloria?  ginawa nila ang krimen nung 1997; tapos dinribol ng matagal ng mga abogado at bayarang husgado,  para ayusin at mapalabas ng bilangguan itong mastermind?  di ba yan ang dahilan kung bakit nagpakatuta itong si mrs kongreswoman at samantalang nagpapakatuta ay nagsamantala sa poder ng lakas ng hampas ng hangin ni hurrican gloria at kinulimbat ang mga pork barrel atbp?  alam ninyo aling kongreswoman, di kayo diyos na mgatatakda kung sino ang mamamatay;… ang tunay na Diyos ay mabait, maawain at mapagmahal; Siya yung nagbigay ng utos na wag pumatay….ngayon, hinihintay lang kayo na magsisi sa inyong mga kasalanan…..kung hindi magsisi at mananatiling mayabang at matigas ang kalooban, sigurado’t di pa man, sinusunog na ang inyong kaluluwa sa lawa ng apoy na walang hanggan……

    • http://www.facebook.com/jun.ramos.16121 Jun Ramos

       hello..Pnoy is that you? hanggang dito ba naman sa Inquirer? Maawa ka naman brad…

      • jamesgeorge

        Stick with the issue, wag mong palabuin! Dapat talaga makulong sina Villarosa et al, kumapit ke Gloriang korap kaya naabswelto! Yang si Devanadera, malaki din ang kasalanan nyan! pati si Yadao hina-harass, eh nag-decide lang si judge Yadao based on evidence! Sagad talaga sa kabuktutan si Gloria at mga alipores!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jun.ramos.16121 Jun Ramos

        kayong dalawa ang malabo e. dami nyo ng idinamay na tao. 

  • jga94

    Parang pang-teleserye yung mgaangyayari….kawawa naman yung Yadao…parang yoyo nangyayari sa kanya…..pinakakawawa yung Quintos family. justice delayed, justice denied…

  • 444mangyan888

    This other side of Mindoro is a real basket case…where are the good people from the western side of the island…???
    I wonder what could have happend had they occurred in Oriental M. That would be worse than Palparan era…the people would have revolted..!!

  • 444mangyan888

    when will they ever move to connect Puerto Galera and Abra de Ilog so that access between the 2 provinces will be enjoyed byt he people??
    Going back all the way south via San Jose city to go to Occidental M. is an ass***ful pain and impractical.
    This Villarosa camp is really moving hell to preventy that from ever happening.
    With gov umali on the other side and being so close to malacanang with the governor’s league presidency under his skirt, why are we not hearing news or whatever that this soon be realised..???
    Tignan nyo naman interes ng bayan….when this conencting road happened, commerce will surely increase…something this politicians don’t want as it will dissipate their control..

    • http://www.facebook.com/jun.ramos.16121 Jun Ramos

      elow po. bago kau magbato ng putik. chek ur facts first. hinarang yan ng meyor ng abra, si constantino na asawa ng dating meyor meg montenegro. allies ni gov. josephine ramirez-sato na wala ng ginawa kundi kumontra sa development ng occ.mindoro. almost 20yrs na yan sa pwesto, lipat lipat lang from gov to cong. ganito pa rin ang daan. lubak lubak. di kasi nya ramdam kasi sa oriental mindoro sila nadaan. ba’t di mo itanong ky gov. umali bakit wala sila nagagawa?

      • 444mangyan888

        ow.. so, the villarosa’s are the people’s leaders..?
        kakatawa…..so far, pare-pareho lang sila..

  • RomyLitz

    So now we can see how filthy are the tentacles of  El Dewende. She used the Villarosas and was in return abused by the Villarosa by commiting gruesome murders with impunity. These brigands including Agnes Devanadera, AJ Brion , former AJ Nachura must be prosecuted for gross abuse of discretion and obstruction of justice. AJ Brion must be impeached ASAP! 



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