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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES)

Province Of____________________) S.S.


City/Municipality Of_____________

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COMPLAINT AFFIDAVIT

I,AlejandraTabada,oflegalage,Filipino,withassistanceofcounsel,and
aresidentof#123Km.6,BegangBarangay,MunicipalityofIsabela,Province
ofBasilan,doherebystateunderoaththat:

1. ThataccusedRodegelioTurco,Jr.isoflegalage,single,Filipino
citizenandresidentof#124Km.6,BegangBarangay,MunicipalityofIsabela,
ProvinceofBasilan;

2. Thatthevictim,EsceleaTabada,thirteen(13)yearsofage,single,
Filipinoandresidentof#123Km.6,BegangBarangay,MunicipalityofIsabela,
ProvinceofBasilan,andthedaughteroftheaffiant;

3. Iaccuseandherebychargetheaccused,RodegelioTurco,Jr.,ofthe
crimeofRapeunderArticle266AoftheRevisedPenalCode,asamendedby
the AntiRape Law of 1997, having carnal knowledge of the abovenamed
victimthroughforce,threat,orintimidation;

4. That onorabout7:00pmon8thdayof July,1998,withinthe


grassypartatKm.6,BegangBarangay,MunicipalityofIsabela,Provinceof
Basilan,Philippines,theabove namedaccused,calledoutthevictiminher
house,andwhensheopenedthedoor,theaccusedcoveredthevictimsface
withtheuseofatowelandbidthevictimtowalk.

5. Afterwalkingforabout10minutesandreachingagrassypartnear
apigpen,theabovenamedaccused,bytheuseofforce,threatandintimidation,
didthenandtherewillfully,unlawfullyandfeloniouslygrabtheabovenamed
byherneck,coverhermouthandforciblymakeherliedown,afterwhichthe
saidaccused mounted ontopof her andremovedher shortpantandpanty.
Thereafter,thesaidaccused,bytheuseofforce,threatandintimidation,inserted
hispenisintothevaginaoftheundersignedcomplainantandfinallysucceeded
tohavecarnalknowledgeofher,againstherwill;

6. Forthecrimecommittedbytheaccusedonthevictim,thelatterhas
endureddamagephysicalandpsychologicaldamage,forachildofonlytwelve
(12)yearsofage.Theactcommittedalsoinjuredthenameandreputationofthe
family.Forthisreason,IamholdingtheaccusedRodegelioTurcoJr.civilly
liableforFiftyThousandPesos(P50,000)innominaldamages,FiftyThousand
Pesos (P50,000) in moral damages, and Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000) in
exemplarydamages.
TOTHETRUTHIFTHEFOREGOING,IhavesignedthisComplaint
Affidaviton9September1998

ALEJANDRAESCELEA
ComplaintAffiant

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 9 th day of


September1998.

CHRISTINAASTRONOMIA
InvestigatingProsecutor

IHEREBYCERTIFYTHATIHAVEPERSONALLYEXAMINEDTHE
AFFIANTANDAMSATISFIEDTHATHEVOLUNTARILYEXECUTED
ANDUNDERSTOODHISAFFIDAVIT.

CHRISTINAASTRONOMIA
InvestigatingProsecutor
Republic of the Philippines
Autonomous Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Branch 3, Basilan

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,


Plaintiff,

- versus - Criminal Case


No._____
RODEGELIO TURCO, JR., For: RAPE
Accused.
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INFORMATION

The Undersigned accuses RODEGELIO TURCO, JR., of the


crime of Rape under Article266AoftheRevisedPenalCode,as
amendedbytheAntiRapeLawof1997,committedasfollows:

Thatonoraboutthe8thdayofJuly,1998,andwithinthe
jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, viz., at Km. 6, Begang
Barangay, Municipality of Isabela, Province of Basilan,
Philippines,theabovenamedaccused,bytheuseofforce,threat
and intimidation, did then and there willfully, unlawfully and
feloniouslygrabtheundersignedcomplainant,byherneck,cover
hermouthandforciblymakeherliedown,afterwhichthesaid
accusedmountedontopofherandremovedhershortpantand
panty.Thereafter,thesaidaccused,bytheuseofforce,threatand
intimidation,insertedhispenisintothevaginaoftheundersigned
complainantandfinallysucceededtohavecarnalknowledgeof
her,againstherwill.

CONTRARY TO LAW.

CHRISTINA ASTRONOMIA
Assistant Provincial Prosecutor

CERTIFICATE OF PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

I hereby certify that a preliminary investigation in this case has been


conducted by me in accordance with law; and that I examined the Complainant
and her witnesses; that there is reasonable ground to believe that the offese
charge had been committed and that the accused is probably guilty thereof; that
the accused was informed of the Complaint and of the evidence submitted
against him and was given the opportunity to submit controverting evidence;
and that the filing of this Information is with the prior authority and approval of
the Provincial Prosecutor.

CHRISTINA ASTRONOMIA
Assistant Provincial Prosecutor

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 9 th day of October


1998, in Lantawan, Basilan

JILL PARAIS
Provincial Prosecutor
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES)
Province Of____________________) S.S.
City/Municipality Of_____________

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COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT
Re: I.S. No. 1234

I, Rodegelio Turco, Jr., Filipino, with assistance of counsel, and a


residentof#123Km.6,BegangBarangay,MunicipalityofIsabela,Provinceof
Basilan,doherebystateunderoaththat:

1. IrecentlylearnedthatIhavebeenaccusedofthecrimeofrape
underArticle266AoftheRevisedPenalCodeinI.S.No.1613,filedbya
certain Alejandra Tabada on 9 September 1998 before the Office of the
ProvincialProsecutorforBasilan;

2. ThatthechargeisbasedallegedlyontheactsthatIcommitted,
havingcarnalknowledgeoftheabovenamedvictimthroughforce,threat,or
intimidationonacertainEsceleaTabada,twelve(12)yearsofageanddaughter
ofthecomplainantAlejandraTabada,onorabout7:00pmon8thdayofJuly,
1998, within the grassy part at Km. 6, Begang Barangay, Municipality of
Isabela,ProvinceofBasilan;

3. There is no truth to the allegations in Alejandra Tabladas


complaint.ThereisnofactualnorlegalbasistochargemeofthecrimeofRape
underArticle266AoftheRevisedPenalCodeasamendedbyAntiRapelawof
1997. The Complaint must be dismissed. To rebut and contradict Alejandra
Tabladascomplaint,Isetforthtruecircumstancesoftheeventsthattranspired:

3.1. That I and the victim Escelea Tabada were formerly


sweetheartsatthetimethatthesaidactwassupposedlycommitted;

3.1. ThatthecomplainantAlejandraTabladadoesnotapproveof
myrelationshipwiththeallegedvictim,aswearesecondcousins;

3.2. ThatonJuly8,1998,about5:30pmintheafternoon,Iwent
tothehouseoftheallegedvictimtoborrowaguitar,whichIwouldneed
onaschoolplaythatwouldtranspireonabout7:00pmonDiLasalle
Basilan.TheallegedvictimrepliedthatIwouldhavetoaskherfathers
permission,andtoldthemetocomebackat6:00pm;

3.3. Onabout6:00pm,Ireturnedtothehouse,butthealleged
victimsfatherwasnotyetaround.Sincethevictimwasmysweetheart,I
pleaded her to borrow the guitar even without the permission of her
father.Shethenletmeborrowtheguitar.Rightafter,IleftandwenttoDi
LasalleBasilanfortheschoolplay;

3.4. On about 7:00 pm, when the crime of rape of allegedly


committed,theIwasalreadyatDilasalleBasilanintimefortheschool
play;

4. ItisutterlyinexplicablethatAlejandraTabladawouldaccusemeof
thecrimeofrapewhenallIdidatthattimewastoperforminaschool.The
complaintmayhavebeeninstitutedduetothefactthatthecomplainantdoesnot
approveofmyrelationshipwiththeallegedvictim,aswearesecondcousins;

5. Forthisreason,itiscertainlyincomprehensiblethatIshouldstand
accusedofthecrimeofrapeofEsceleaTabadabythecomplainant.Iperformed
noactofcarnalknowledgethroughforce,threat,orintimidationon Escelea
Tabada.IperformedNOACTthatevenremotelyresemblesanyoftheacts
punishedunderArticle266AoftheRevisedPenalCode,asamendedby
theAntiRapeActof1997.

4. Consideringtheforegoing,Irespectfullysubmitthatthereis no
primafaciebasistoconclusethatthecrimeofrapeorthatanycrimeatallhas
beencommitted.Thecomplaintagainstmeshould,thus,bedismissed.

TOTHETRUTHIFTHEFOREGOING,IhavesignedthisComplaint
Affidaviton9September1998

RODEGELIOTURCO,JR.
Affiant

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 9 th day of


September1998.

CHRISTINAASTRONOMIA
InvestigatingProsecutor

IHEREBYCERTIFYTHATIHAVEPERSONALLYEXAMINEDTHE
AFFIANTANDAMSATISFIEDTHATHEVOLUNTARILYEXECUTED
ANDUNDERSTOODHISAFFIDAVIT.
CHRISTINAASTRONOMIA
InvestigatingProsecutor

Republic of the Philippines


Autonomous Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Branch 3, Basilan

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,


Plaintiff,

- versus - Criminal Case


No._____
RODEGELIO TURCO, JR., For: RAPE
Accused.
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MOTION TO QUASH

THE ACCUSED, RODEGELIO TURCO, JR., by counsel, respectfully


moves to quash the Information for the crime of rape on the following:

GROUNDS

1. THIS COURT IS WITHOUT JURISDICTION OVER THE


OFFENSE CHARGED.

In support, the accused respectfully states that:

ARGUMENT

The information was filed in the Regional Trial Court, Branch 3 of


Basilan, which is located in the municipality of Lantawan. As stated in the
information, the offense was committed in Km. 6, Begang Barangay,
MunicipalityofIsabela,ProvinceofBasilan.

InaccordancewithRule110,Section15(a)underCriminalProcedureof
theRulesofCourt,criminalactionshouldbeinstitutedandtriedinthecourtof
themunicipalityorterritorywheretheoffensewascommitted,orwhereanyof
theessential ingredients occurred. Since the information alleges thatall acts
constitutingthecrimeofrapeoccurredintheMunicipalityofIsabela,Province
ofBasilan,theRegionalTrialCourt,Branch1locatedinMunicipalityofIsabela
isthecourtofproperjurisdictiontotrythecriminalcase,notthishonorable
court.
WHEREFORE,itisrespectfullyprayedthattheInformationagainstthe
accused be QUASHED and that the accused be released immediately from
detention.

MunicipalityofLantawan,Basilan;20October1998.

SOLENNHEUSSAFF
CounselfortheAccused
#123AteneoStreet,RockwellVillage,Isabela,Basilan

REQUEST FOR AND NOTICE OF HEARING

THE BRANCH CLERK OF COURT


Regional Trial Court
Municipality of Lantawan, Basilan

Please submit the foregoing Motion to the Court for its consideration and
approval immediately upon receipt hereof and kindly include the same in the
courts calendar for hearing on Friday, 31 October, 1998, at 8:30 in the morning.

Christina Astronomia
21 Jump Street
Lantawan, Basilan

Please take notice that counsel has requested to be heard on Friday, 31


October 1998 at 8:30 in the morning.

SOLENNHEUSSAFF
Counsel for the Accused
Heussaff and Associates
13 Elm Street, Isabela, Basilan

Copy Furnished though personal service

Atty. Solenn Heussaff


Counsel for the Defendant
And Associates
13 Elm Street, Isabela, Basilan