Police tighten watch over Ram Revilla’s girlfriend


MANILA, Philippines — Authorities said on Friday that security was tightened for Janelle Manahan, girlfriend of Ramgen Jose Bautista, the slain actor and son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr.

The heightened watch was prompted by Manahan’s statement to police in which she tagged Ramgen’s younger sister Ramona to the crime, said Senior Superintendent Billy Beltran, Paranaque City police chief.

Beltran said that while they have provided Manahan enough security “from day one”, they would continue to do so as the case progressed.

Chief Inspector Enrique Sy said on Thursday that Manahan’s statement detailed how Ramona did not return after she was asked to call for an ambulance on the night that several suspects stabbed and shot Ramgen in his home in BF Homes in Paranaque. Manahan was shot as well but survived.

Ramona, who was in the house when the crime was committed, told police that she was abducted by the suspects and left her in Las Pinas.

Sy said that Ramgen’s personal assistant as well as security guards from the subdivision told police that they saw Ramona leave her brother’s home.

Beltran however said that no information about the possible rivalry among the Bautista siblings were included in Manahan’s statement to police.

Ramon Joseph, younger brother of Ramgen and Ramona, and two other suspects, Michael Cruz Altia and Roy Francis Tolisora, were taken into custody by police this week.

Another witness claimed that Ramon Joseph was the mastermind in the killing of Ramgen, who went by the screen name Ram Revilla.

Beltran said the manhunt on Ramona and three others were suspended pending the release of arrest warrants from the Paranaque Prosecutors’ Office.

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  • Anonymous

    Questions that need to be answered:

    1. Does the Philippines have a law that requires people at the scene of crime/accident to remain at the scene until authorities arrive with attendant punishment if they do not remain at the scene? If not, why not institute a law to that effect?

    In developed countries, there is such a law that allows for comprehensive investigation and information gathering.

    2. Maria Ramona Mara Baustista and RJ Bautista are both residents of the house. Why did they go some place else and leave the COMFORT of their house (according to the victim Manahan and security guards who saw them both leave after the incident), escpecially considering a tragic event happened at their house?

    3. Why should the investigators rule out the siblings Mara and RJ as participants in the crime when there were no other persons in the house at the time? And Manahan described the two people as MAN and WOMAN.

    4. Would not that make the police investigators remiss in their duties if they right away exclude Mara and RJ as persons of interest for purposes of investigation, just because they are relatives of the victim?

    • Anonymous

      Bakit tila yata mas bihasa ka sa batas sa mga “developed coutries” kaysa sa batas sa Pinas? Ikaw ba ay hindi lumaki sa Pinas?

      • Anonymous

        hindi po ako lumaki dyan.

        It so happened that I teach Advanced Investigation and Federal Legislation courses.

    • Anonymous

      the invesigators didn’t rule out the siblings mara and rj. the fact is, they are included in the charge sheet.
      yes, they are persons of interest, nakakulong na nga yung rj at hinihintay na lang yata yung warrant of arrest para damputin yang mara. hintayin na lang natin at ginagapang na ng mga revilla ang kaso.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks koaks2.

        Questions 3 and 4 that I posted are for Ramgens mom, Bong Revilla and those who believe that the younger siblings of Ramgen should be spared of the investigation as probable assailants

  • Anonymous

    The young bastards can kill their brother because of greed for money. The sister must be somewhere in the Revilla’s family areas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RGNTNWXIAFKOMJ32NX3ZZSKMG4 Avid

    if  siblings really killed Ram, then they could do it too with Miss Manahan….secure her safety, the other party might do everything they can to clean the mess so as not to tarnish their name….I pity her, seeing your love one dying before your eyes…..really difficult…God bless Janelle:)

  • Anonymous


    Wow, anyone who listened to that interview on ANC would never believed Ramona’s story. It was, in essence, a working progress of how to save her reputation and wound up becoming an PR nightmare. Did she asked movie script writers to concoct those stories and versions? That interview was recorded on air.

    Who is doing your PR disaster control? Portia Ilagan? Lolit Solis? Annabelle Rama? Wow!!! 

    I am sure that your lawyer would not agree for you to give that interview on live television/cable, if he did, he is an idiot.

    I hope the police  protect Ram’s GF, Genelle Manahan. She is not a blood relative and she can throw a monkey wrench to the plans of the Revilla clans to make the implicated killers, siblings, RJ and Ramona Revilla, go scott free and someday be actors/actresses or worst, politicians.

    Protect her. Papapatay or susuhulan ng katakot takot na pera yung lahat ng mga witness. Gagapangin nila yun isa, isa. Abay, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines yung kapatid with Presidential ambition yun. They will not allow all their political ambitions to do down the drain because of a dysfunctional, parricidal and greed strewn family.

    Ram, may God grant you peace and punish all that have taken advantage of your demise.

  • Anonymous

    Paranaque Prosecutors’ Office,why is Ramona still not arrested?? this is insane

  • Anonymous

    Janelle state Ramona used the sentence Tama na Tama na,, in a state of panic and when someone in your family are attacked with a weapon,,, is this the words you would use?????

    • Anonymous

      Good point. I would hazard some guess, words like:

      Have pity.Do not hurt us. Take what you want but please leave us alone. 

      • Anonymous

        In this case i would expect a hysterical shout for help help or stop
        stop (in tagalog i don´t know) but Tama na? (enough na),,, if i
        understand right this is something you would use to tell your kids stop

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75QJCBJN7KPDM2SV5RSBRHJZGY rene

    We dont need a script to this telenovela:

    Somebody has the intention to kill Ramgen and the girlfriend was just a collateral damage considering that she should not have been on the scene of the crime. Ramona , et al may have thought that Manahan will die after she was shot close range and stabbed to death.

    Ramona used the initial alibi that she was abducted thinking that Manahan was already dead. Since this alibi no longer holds after Manahan was found alive, she is now changing her statement saying that she run for her life. If she was on the crime scence and she was not a party to it how come she was left unhurt and the other two were shot with the intention to kill. The only possible alibi she could have used was she was abducted as a possible hostage thats why the criminals kept her alive. Now that she has changed the tune, how can she explain why the criminals kept her alive…

    Ramona, et al has made a terrible mistake not to eliminate all potential witness. At the end of the day , if Manahan was not involved, nobody would dare to pursue the case since the accused and the victim belongs to the same family. Now the twist is what will happen to Manahan. Abangan ang susunod na kabanata… Prepare the Revillas to discredit Manahan and throw the sink.

    The killers are captured but the real motive will come out through Manahan and not through Revillas.

    • Anonymous

      The title of the telenovela should be – ANG PANDAY na hindi mahanap ang nawawalang AGIMAT sa sariling bakuran . . . . 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    kailangan talaga ang police at NBI protection, maski girlfriend siya ni RAMGEN, pero ang mastermind ay kapatid din ni RAMGEN, ang kalaban ni MS. MANAHAN ngayon ay ang mga REVILLA CLAN baka pati si SENATOR REVILLA,JR ay maging kalaban din niya…dapat mag-abroad na lang siya kaysa isang araw ay may masamang balita sa buhay niya o sa family members nila…ang dami pa nilang kapatid 72-1=71 magkakapatid plus mga anak pa sa labas ng magkakapatid nito ay isang battalion ang kalaban ni JANELLE MANAHAN…

  • Anonymous

    dapat i paraffin test na si RJ, makuha dapat ang baril at mask.
    Gawin ng Paranaque police ang nararapat, sensational ang case na ito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JPTNDESPV6LZ7XFLVRKTDEXOOA noel

    hay naku……….kawawa si sen. revilla….andaming palang kapatid sa labas paano na kung ikaw ang maging presidente ng pinas……………….nagtatanong lang po…………

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

      Bakit kawawa si Revilla? sha nga ang number one bugok sa pamilya nila! narinig mo na ba magmura yang lecheng si bobong revilla?

    • Anonymous

      e di kawawa na naman ang bansang Pilipino….

  • Anonymous

    something’s very wrong with this case. the police hastily “closed” the case. and now one of the primary suspects (the victim’s sis) is already on her way out of the country after she was put under the custody of her senator brother, without being even taken into police custody. it seems someone is orchestrating the whole thing so that the true perpetrators would remain unidentified and beyond the reach of the law, so that come election time, the family name would still be “clean” and always “mabango” to the voters. indeed in this country of the haves and the have nots, there is a different set of laws for the rich and powerful and a very harsh one for the poor.

  • Anonymous

    something’s very wrong with this case. the police hastily “closed” the case. and now one of the primary suspects (the victim’s sis) is already on her way out of the country after she was put under the custody of her senator brother, without being even taken into police custody. it seems someone is orchestrating the whole thing so that the true perpetrators would remain unidentified and beyond the reach of the law. indeed in this country of the haves and the have nots, there is a different set of laws for the rich and powerful and a very harsh one for the poor.

  • Anonymous

    Ramona Left for hong kong 9pm

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    Why did the assailant not shoot or stab Ramona when she came to the room?

    Why did Ramona lie about the abduction?

    Why did RJ not alert the security guards about what happened to Ramgen when he walked out of the subdivision gate?

    Why did Bong Revilla take custody of Ramona after the latter recounted to police about her (bogus) abduction?

    Who are the ‘escorts’ of Ramona when she flew to Hong Kong Friday night?

    Is the senator brother involved in Ramona’s flight?

    Just a few questions that beg to be asked.

    If you know the answer to each one, you will unravel the mystery.

    • Anonymous

      May rewards ba sa mga tanong mo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    If something happens to Janelle Manahan after what she has revealed, it will be obvious who the culprits are.

    And if it is indeed true that Ramona has already left the country, Senator Revilla will be in for a very rough sailing.

    • Anonymous

      if something happens to Janelle Manahan eh di case closed dahil walang witness.  kawawang janelle.  i would not be surprised kung si janelle pa ang sisihin ng mga revilla.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBI3LVEKRJM5FNOCI2GHMKGM4E July

    Manahan is God’s curse to the revillas. May God bless her and keep her safe, always.

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