BiliranIsland.com Staff
BiliranIsland.com
First Posted 7:41 PM 07/11/2008

The Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Biliran province issued a subpoena to Gerardo S. Espina, Sr and Police Officer Jose Bacalla, both residing in the Espina Compound, Caray-Caray, Naval, Biliran as respondents to the Double Murder and Frustrated Murder cases filed by Charles P. Chong, complainant..

The subpoena with I.S. No. 2008-117 was issued by Atty. Gary C. Cruz, Provincial Prosecutor of the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Biliran on July 9, 2008 at Naval, Biliran Province .

Attached in the complaint are the sworn statements and affidavits of witnesses and aggrieve parties, sketch of crime scene, police blotter and a letter of Charles P. Chong totaling to 24 documents in all.

It is stated in the subpoena that there exists a probable cause to conduct a preliminary investigation and that the respondents are required to submit to the Prosecutor’s Office within ten (10) days from receipt their counter-affidavit and that of their witnesses and other documents duly sworn to before any State Prosecutors or any government officials authorized to administer.

It is also stated that the office administering oath shall certify that he has personally examined the affiant (of the respondents) and that he is satisfied and that they voluntarily executed and understood their affidavits.

Based in the subpoena, it is understood that failure (of the respondents) to submit such counter-affidavit and supporting documents within the said period shall be considered as a waiver of right to controvert the evidence of the complaint, hence, the preliminary investigation proceed without their (respondents) presence

Furthermore, it is stated that should they (respondents) comply to submit such counter-affidavits and other supporting documents within ten (10) days, and in order to clarify matters in aid of justice and resolving the case, you (respondents) are further commanded to appear to the undersigned investigator within the said period from receipt of the subpoena.

The Chief of Police of Naval, Biliran is required to immediately serve the subpoena and made return of service based on the subpoena.

The subpoena is still in the possession of SPOI Cristobal SD Manrique, Subpoena Server of Naval Police Station.

According to SPOI Manrique, he received the subpoena at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon from the postal office and immediately served it , however, the respondents are still in Caibiran town at the time he served the subpoena. – BiliranIsland.com

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45 COMMENTS

  1. What’s going on in that town?
    This time again the suspect from that place?
    Danny Parilla’s killer the town’s name is involved.
    The ghastly murder of the doctor happened there.
    Then years ago there was a political candidate gunned down. Was this case ever solved?

    Caibiran, what’s up?
    Is it high time to speak up to cleanse the neighborhood?
    Don’t live in fear.
    Someone has to do something.

    Jalmz, did anybody respond to your suggestion to
    pay someone making a write-up for every town especially on crime/police/political stories?
    Please give us an update.

    Thanks.

    ps: Well, in spite of all the bad connotations of the place, Happy Fiesta to all! Caibiranhon ini!

    Fr. Benjie, I know you tried your best to make the town a peaceful place but you can’t do it alone. All folks at home and
    abroad should help in one way or another. God speed.
    I wish you can participate in this forum. Thanks to you also.

  2. hay dia napod ni…..mag lalalis napod ta ani nga mga blogger!!!

    duol nata sa kamatuoran kay naa naman subpoena c sr ESPINA….after sa murder kaso napod sa unexplainable wealth sa ESPINA……haysssssssss

  3. Utip #1
    The bar of public opinion is one thing and the trial court is another.

    May justice prevails at the end. Ang tinoud nga justicia nakaugat sa kamatouran, ang kamatouran #01: guipatay nila c atty danny parilla, entong parilla, ug tony barcelo…kamatouran #02: daw hangol sa poder ug gutom daw Lion sulod sa 12 tuig nga nagpahimulos sila sa pangaganhanan. Tama na!

    The truth will set the Biliranons FREE!

  4. The wheel of justice is in motion and I hope that this time, there is no more stopping until the culprits of this horrendous crime are arrested, convicted and sentenced.

    In saying that, we also need to respect the rights of the respondents to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

  5. Admin,

    This news release is a major break thru and as such, deserves to be highlighted as “breaking news”.

    It will be appreciated if you can create a special page on the hot issues section to allow special updates on every development of the case.

    For Biliran, this is the case of the century and must be treated as such.

    Thank you.

  6. ASA SI CESAR? GIPA BANGGA-AN UG TUYO SA MOTOR.
    D I D O NA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hapit na gyud ma hugno
    ang mga murderer.

  7. once and for all…masabtan na gayod kinsa ang nagluib ug naglinlang sa katawhan.
    mr. prosecutor maayo na nga imo moves, aron ang tawo magabantay gayod unsa ang tinuod nga panhitabo..

  8. gerry.

    as wqat ive heard on the radio program of chong last thsrday dia na ang iya giingon nga huwat nalang kay moabot na gihapon. now basi sa ako obeseravtion ang gipangbuhiaan ni chong nga istorysa sa ilang programa sa radyo naa koy nakita na gamay na kamatooran. basi sa iya gipang buhian nga istorya . una naga ingon sya nga huwat nalang kay moabot ra gihapon sa madaling panahon mr espina niabot na ang iya giingon. ikaw sa imo gipang istorya wala pay natuman bisan usa ang imo giingon nga imo tawagan ang atong presedente wala pud nimo ma prove so unsa man sa mo paminaw permi nalang me maminaw sa imong bakak na isotorya sa radyo. ug kadtong lie detector test okey man ang campo chong kamo sa imo anak na si gov ug roslyn okey ba pud mo? kay kung dili kmo okey unsa may mahuna huna namo nga ordinaryo nga lomopyo sa bilran.

  9. ROGER

    GOV ANDAM KABA SA IMO GI PROMISE SA KATAWHAN NGA 500 THOUSAND PESOS. GAMAY LANG KINI PARA SA IMO MGA GIPANGKAWAT DIHA SA CAPITOL PERO KUNG TINUD ANAY KA IMO JUD KINI IHATAG NGADTO SA DUHA KA BATAN ON. SAKIT PAMINAWON PERO USA KA HAGIT SA KATAWHAN KUNG GUSTO KAPA BUTOHAN TINUD A UG IPADAYUN ANG PAG HATAG SA NAKAKITA SA NAG PUSIL KANG CHONG AMAHAN NGA DIDTO RAPUD SA IMO AMAHAN BALAY NAKIT AN. GOV WHAT IS 500 THOUSAND GAMAY RA KANA SA IMO MGA PROYEKTO NGA MAY KICKBACK SA 70% PORSYENTO PALANG NA KICK BACK NIMO SINSILYO LANG KANA NGA AMOUNT. GOV AYAW PAG TAKPI ANG IMO AMAHAN PARA DILI MADAOT ANG IMO POLTICAL CARIER . WEATHER WEATEHR LANG GOV TOTAL TIGUWANG NAMANANG IMO AMAHAN. SA UNA BITAW HALOS MAG BALIKASAY MAN MO SA IMO MANGHAUD KAY WALA KA NIYA TAGAI UG PROJECT SA DIHANG CONGRESMEN PA KANI, DIBA IMO SYA GUKTAN UG 3 MILLION PESOS SA NAHUWAM NIYA SA ELECTION KAY MIAGASTO MAN KINI UG DAKO KAY MAY KALBAN MAN . UNYA IKAW KAY WALA MAY NIKONTRA MAO NGA NAKA STANDBY LANG ANG IMO KWARTA . PERO SA DIHA NILINGKOD NA KAMO NAG SUKTANAY NA SA NAGAMIT NINYO SA ELECTION. PAKI RECAL LANG KO GOV RE: NIINING AKO MENSAHI DINHI DIBA TINOUD GOV.

  10. wise sa nimo sa kabuang chongga uy.before gawas ang results sa nbi hing creat ka lain scene.byad ka testigo. par aiduot si espina.u knw man na deli na puede piyansa na kaso.
    pro uy deli ugok pud ra ang mga espina..tapos naa mga credible witness sila pus.dakong bakak na.
    pila kaha inyo gbayad no?despirado namo.kya kaingon u effective sa una inyo pamasangil sa kamatayon ne danny karon naghimo na pud mo.wala man mo ka duot kang gov.si espina amahan ug si roselyn nalang.
    hala baya nimo chongga..
    cge ka sa radyo na yawyaw,wala kana nagtrabaho sa imo dapat trabhuon.
    imo huna huna easy way para deli ka lisud 2010.uy kaingon mo forever na ka sa power.
    tingkagol ka sa sunod.asa kaha ka punita na.

  11. ang kamatouran mogawas man jud,bisan deli dayon.
    sus asa na kaha mo punita sa sunod.mghikog cguro ka chongga na.
    deli tanan mapalit sa salapi.deli mo bilyonaryo man.election gane gamit inutang pa ninyo.karon pila na pud kamilyon kaha inyo gastuhon para pangbayad ug witness ha.

  12. we are happy that at least a ray of hope has revealed itself for the capture of the mastermind and perpetrators of the ambush and crimes in biliran. BILIRANONS LETS UNITE TO REGAIN JUSTICE AND PEACE FOR OUR BIRTHPLACE!stupid dogs of the BAND(ID)O – your VERY OWN rabbis will silience you.certainly all will come back to you.simply put…ma karma ra gihapon mo!
    truly beloved congressman glen chong – the prayers of the faithful is with you.God will guide and protect you.Happy birthday!LONG LIVE DEAR SON OF BILIRAN!!!

  13. jerome arcenal will be here again to defend his master and instead of winning sympathy, CONTINUE TO STIR HATRED FOR HIS MASTER IN THE HEARTS OF THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE OF BILIRAN. WE HATE THE ARROGANT WAY HE DEFENDS

  14. hayahay na ning duha ka tesitigos nga nagtudlo sa mga suspek sa ambush niadtong june 7. magtunga ni sila sa BOUNTY nga gisaad ni gob. espina nga P500k.

    congratulations sa inyong duha! (virtually) u are P250k richer now. no one else but both of you are the rightful recipients of the award. ask ur attorney about it.

    gob, paita ani uy….kuot nla sa bulsa, way kusmod.

  15. Jalmz 15

    Thank you.

    As I requested in my previous post, it will be appreciated if you can create a special page dedicated to the forthcoming preliminary investigation and eventually the trial of this criminal case.

    All Biliranons will be following the progress of this case in each and every step of the way.

  16. unsa kahay gikalipay sa mga ampon ni idol glen sa subpoena ni gerry espina sr?nalipay mo sa gihimo nga affidavit sa duha k bata?pagmonimoni mo kay sigurado mo tingkagong gayod ang inyong idol glen ani…diha palang daan sa parte nga gi involved ang ngalan ni BM Roselyn Espina wala na,posas na ang inyong IDOL GLEN kay klaro man nga atong matan awan deri nga travel documents sa party involved…nga taliwas gayod ang gipagawas nga storya sa ilang mga batan on nga mga witness.Deri palang daan wala na mo hupas na ang kahumot sa inyong may itom nga kasingkasing nga idol glen…ug naa napod ang gi execute nga affidavit sa mga witness ni spo2 SAUL nga credible gayod kaayo,sigurado magpangawot napod si charlie chong sa iyang agtang ana.

  17. Thanks for posting the affidavits of the witnesses to prove that my friend Renato B. Saul is innocent. Toy, I pray that your name will be cleared. JALMS, thanks for sendiong me Intoy’s cel number. More power to you and congratulations!

  18. utip 19

    You are way out of your league here. Your “tabloid” treatment of this incident is an insult to the victims of this horrendous crime. Further, I don’t think former Cong Gerry Espina Sr and other respondents of this case will thank you for trivializing the issue.

    This is now a criminal case in the court of proper jurisdiction, and being issued a sub-poena to appear before the Provincial Prosecutors to answer charges of double murder and frustrated murder is a very serious matter and cannot be taken lightly. The Provincial Prosecutors office will not issue a sub-poena unless there is a probable cause to conduct preliminary investigation.

    If you think your attempt to play a “lawyer-investigator-tabloid columnist” wrapped into one is intended to entertain the bloggers and do Gerry Sr a favor, you are wrong.

    This is the time to discuss serious matters such as murder and attempted murder, not your political interpretation of events, which obviously is beyond your comprehension.

    This is the time for serious talk, utip, and your irresponsible tabloid treatment of this very serious matter is an insult to all Biliranons, a desecration of the memory of those who died and their bereaved families, a slur on the other victims and respondents of this case.

    Your time to play clown is up; and if you want to be treated as a responsible and credible blogger on any site on the net, start taking sense and produce facts.

    This is now a criminal case! Leave it to the court for determination.

  19. aquarius
    nabuko ka no?unsa man diay pagtuo nimo sa akong gipanuwat deri wala magsubay sa panhitabo o nakutlo nga impormasyon sa mga panhitabo?nganong makaingon man ka nga dili seryoso ang akong gihimong komento deri?ang ordinaryong katawhan nga naay ligdong nga pangutok dili susama nimo…kasubay gayod sa storya o impormasyon nga may panginlabot sa hitabo.Unsa man na diay ang naa sa akong komento may kabahin sa AFFIDAVIT SA MGA BATA?oo may probable cause kay naa may gi pick up nga mga witnesses,ang husgado dili pwede mo mobaliwala sa reklamo kung naay mo insister nga witness o tigsumbong…pero ang ako lang,ayaw pagsupalpal mr.aquarius… kanang tinuod nga matan awan nato nga travel documents deri ni BM Roselyn Espina klaro mang gayod nga mo sukwahi sa storya nga gihimo ni villordon,AW,DILI DIAY NI ATTY.VELAQUES NGA MAO ANG GISULTI SA ILANG llb graduate sa NIT nga BEN RICAFORT…nga diin naay kaparte sa storya si BM Espina,di ba?bisag ang kinsang tawo motan aw ani bisag dili eksperto sa hustisya,kasulti gayod kung kinsa ang nagsulti ug tinuod o naghimo ug pagluib sa katawhan.

  20. UTIP

    HAMNBUG MAN KA KAAYO, NGANONG WALA MAN NIMO TUBAGA, NGANONG WALAY PETSA ANG ITENERARY SA IMONG PINANGANG ROSELYN

    HALA TUBAGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    MAAYO LANG MAN KA SA HINIMO HIMO

    CORECT MAN NA KAAYO SI AQUARIUS

  21. Hi From Caibiran again?,

    Advance Happy Fiesta! …

    [quote post=”232″]Jalmz, did anybody respond to your suggestion to
    pay someone making a write-up for every town especially on crime/police/political stories?
    Please give us an update.[/quote]

    ako pa ni e propose… wla pa nako na announce sa blogs.. sa forum pa.. I hope katung naka basa ani.. mo support.. =)

    This is a great idea…. We must have a writter in every town,.. para ma update ta sa mga balita…

    again thank you…

  22. Utip 22

    No one is questioning the official statements, affidavits, and documents released here on this blog for everyone to read.

    What is questionable is how you use these statements and documents and spin it to make it appear that your deduction and interpretation of events are correct. This is where your unqualified comments come in, which any logical person will classify as highly speculative, or in other words, should belong to the gossip column of a tabloid publication.

    If you are certain about your accusations based on your “so called logical deductions”, why won’t you present yourself to former Cong and Mayor Gerry Espina Sr. and act as one of his counsels.?

    Or better still, volunteer to be a qualified witness and put your statements into an affidavit for the Provincial Prosecutor to consider?

    You can even write a letter and present your version of events to the investigating authorities. Who knows, they may find it worth looking into. You can write anonymously.

    Your problem, Utip, is you exploit every opportunity conduct a political against attack Rep Glenn Chong without due consideration to the gravity of neither this criminal case nor the feelings of the victims and respondents.

    It obvious that you have only one objective in posting on this blog: that is to destroy Rep Glenn Chong.

    You are not interested in the outcome or in the proceedings of this case. You are only interested in exploiting anything under the sun as long as it gives you ammunitions to attack Rep Glenn Chong.

    Frankly, your unqualified statements are an insult to the intelligence of the Biliranons. Moreover, if you post your statements under a “gossip column” no one will question your statements. Got the drip?

    This incident, has now graduated into a criminal case filed at the court of proper jurisdiction.

  23. ERRATUM: POST 26

    Your problem, Utip, is you exploit every opportunity conduct a political against attack Rep Glenn Chong without due consideration to the gravity of neither this criminal case nor the feelings of the victims and respondents.

    Should read as:

    Your problem, Utip, is you exploit every opportunity to conduct a political attack against attack Rep Glenn Chong without due consideration to the gravity of neither this criminal case nor the feelings of the victims and respondents.

  24. Utip 24

    Very typical behavior. Once the logic runs out, start calling people names. Common Utip, you can do better than that. You can make us laugh, sing, dance and perform acrobatics. Isn’t it the job of a clown?

    If you want to be treated like a clown. I will.

  25. utip 24,

    kwanggol ka gad siguro. bulay-og pa gyud.

    tan-awa nang post 18 ni jalmz, iya ming gitubag separately because being the admin, jalmz knows nga dili mi usa ra ka blogger nga mag ilis-ilis ug ngan. lahi ang among IP address.

    anyway, im flattered nga nakaingon ka nga ako si aquarius. i admire this man a lot though till now i never have a clue kung kinsa siya.

  26. Ehem…flaterring jud to be mistakenly conceived as AQUARIUS!Pang suma cum laude jud na iya utok while mine is…aw honor pod ko pagka elementary oiz! I wont pretend to be somebody which i am not, just glad to be ordinary lad in town. my manito replied my letters (we had pseudonyms) commenting i had a good head above my shoulders.its not for me to brag.it should come from others. dili nang pareho nimo UTIP claiming “gwuapo ko,kamo?”mwuah..hahaha…masukasuka!anino palang unsa na kaha sa personal?!

    comparable cguro mi ni aquarius in a sense nga we have perfectly well state of mind capable of sound judgement ( which you are not in every way you state your blogs!) and we speak from an honest heart to fight any evil act of the soceity. I AM NOT ASKING FOR POLITICAL FAVOR, are you?hmmm…wa ko nangandoy mutungtung sa kabaw – mulupad ko!!!

    i also wish the accused espina will repremand you for instead of clearing them gilublub nimo sila samot sa lapok!ang mudepensa nila usa nalang ba ka sama nimo? wala na ba diay tao nga may saktong pangisip ang mudapig nila?kanang makaingon ta nga credible, sensible if not intelligent, dunay moral og maayong pamatasan?dapat c arcenal gibadlong na na nila – that, if “birds of the same feathers flock together” doesn’t apply to them. Huh?!

  27. This poem is lovingly dedicated by a little child to the mastermind ESPINA

    Mr. Espina, Mr. Espina
    Diay subpoena
    Para kang kinsa, Para kang kinsa
    Para sa imoha

    Mr. Espina, Mr. Espina
    Unsa’y imong giliw
    Ayaw saba, Ayaw saba
    Ako mokagiw

    Hehehehehe!

  28. Atty Glenn,

    Please watch out and shield your youth leaders (esp AVYD) because the Espina Camp is now paranoid after the July 5-6 launching with 2,500+ youth delegates from the entire Biliran Province. The Espinas are intimated by the top guns you had chosen as team leaders (mr JD, mr JDP, mr BA, etc.) from the grapevine, the Espinas are now studying the weakness side of these three leaders. Please never allow this happen that the three leaders give up to the demand of pressure/threat or worse bribe offer (15-30), as we know the honorable gov is generously giving monetary consideration to less valuable people, how much more if leaders from AVYD. Notably, mr JDP’s wife is teaching and she is pressured by Dr Edit, SB Genson thru Jerome Arcenal and the Gov, that mr JDP to leave AVYD. the small guys (mr. JD nd mr. BA) have financial difficulty now esp mr JD’s mom and family needs support. I understand the urgency of this. I remember way back September 2007, your guards in Manila got txt from relatives in Naval that Hon. Governor is offering 15-30 to your guards (the one ran for brgy chair and won) but the guards didnot accept the offer.

    Secondly, I suggest you augment number of your guards/escorts in Manila.

    Thirdly, I recommend you learn the basic of gun shooting to defend yourself, never rely security from your escort guards.

    I assure you Atty Glenn that we pray for your safety at all times, and that we pray that whatever plans of the Espinas will be returned to them (karma) by God. Example, if Espinas plan to trigger their guns to Glenn and family, the good Lord would deliver Glenn and family from harm and to return the bullets instead to its origin.

  29. July…
    grabi ka musulti dili ka mauwaw? sa imung gi ingon imu man gibaliktad..tingali ang imu Bandido ug sakim nga agaron ang mag hikog kung mapildi siya, dili man gani makadawat sa kapildihan ang tiguwang nga tikamatay na karon. kung Pildi dawaton niya kay kung dili na diay si gov. mag daog sa sunod daghan na sad sila pamatayon.. abot lang gihapon ang sunod na Election wa na gyud mutindog nga ESPINA sa Biliran, tan awon nato kung kinsa ang MAGHIKOG tingali ikaw JULY ug ang mga BANDIDO kay di gyud mapildi si Cong. Chong, ang kwarta ni Espina sa election dawaton lang kay gikan man na sa mga Pobre dapat lang nya ibalik sa mga tawo bago siya mulayas sa Biliran.. maayo gani si Glen kay inutang ang gigasto niadtong pag Candidato niya , ang imu agaron ang gigasto KINAWAT sa mga POBRE naging Billionaryo kay corrupt man kaayo,mag pa datu para tanan tawo musaludo ug muluhod sa ilang pamilya, kaingon siguro nga madala niya sa lubnganan ang kwarta..makatulog pa kaha sila? buhi pa gisunog na sa impyerno ang kalolowa nila.. All Biliranon will support to Cong Glen Chong our Idol.. keep up the good work, you are always in our Prayer..

  30. Utip

    Wa man diri sa pagkahitabo si Roselyn kung didto man siya sa Manila, iya lang sakyanan ang gigamit.. mugawas man gyud ang kamatuuran dili kay pasumangil KAMATU URAN nga sila ang mastermind, huwat lang ta ayaw pagdali…..naa man gyud KARMA sa nag plano sa pag patay kay Mano Enton ug Tony, we need justice for them..

  31. Babala kay Cong. Glen Chong:

    1. NBI Tac. – meron hawak Espina Sr.
    2. Judge ng Biliran – seguraduhin na hindi Espina ang nagpapasok kasi ma dismiss lang ang kaso;
    3. Secretary Gonzalez – kumpadre ni Espina Sr.
    4. Ombudsman Visayas- ganun din, si Espina ang naglagay sa pwesto

  32. unya, ug e abswelto (pananglitan lang) sa prosecutor si espina sr, moingon na pud nga nabayran ang prosecutor? nga bugo ang prosecutor? hahay buhay

  33. grabe na gyud ka powerful si espina no kay bisan ombudsman visayas siya naman nag butang?! mas gamhanan pa diay sa mga yapha, del mar, rama, martinez, osmena, garcia ug durano! siguraduha na imong storya jack..

  34. ff

    may posibilidad ng gi ingon ni jack, kay ang akong nahibaw an
    ang mga gi file na kaso batok sa mga ESPINA didto sa ombudsman Cebu nangawala,Naa silay tawo na tigkuha mismo sa sulod sa ombudsman.
    Tungod sa kadamo dili na nimo masabtan na ilang file gipanguha.

  35. we need to start cracking down on people with power! specially the ones that abuses it and uses it in the wrong way. we give them too much power and wealth, and they ended up almost like saddam hussein except, in a smaller town and bullying small town people.

  36. Lyn, you seem to be assuming that because Glenn Chong accuses someone of murder it must be so – a very questionable assumption. Other scenarios are far more likely, including the possibility it was a tragic drama produced by the Chong family.
    The Chongs have made several clear misrepresentations concerning this tragic incident – actions which in other countries would be called obstruction of justice and suborning perjury.

    Yes, Biliran should crack down on people in positions of power abusing their authority in various ways, and that should certainly include Glenn Chong and Charlie Chong.

  37. shane..
    hinggawas na gani ang unang karma.
    ang pusik ne anghing inton hingboto pagkahulog na hawak cousoin anang chonggo.
    wala p ajud permit to carry nang cousin ne chonggo.
    pero,u knw na..ang power gamit dayon..
    so,nawala lang pud dayon.wala klaro investigation.
    gane kay igo ra nasamad ang naigo sa saag na bala.
    hahahhaa
    unta sunod klaro na karma na.
    abangan nalang nato.

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