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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

REGIONAL TRIAL COURT


11th Judicial Region
Branch 20
Digos City, Davao del Sur
THE PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES,

Criminal Case No. 1010012015

Plaintiff,
- versus -

FOR: KIDNAPPING FOR


RANSOM WITH
MURDER

URIEL PIETER PABALAN


Accused.
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JUDICIAL AFFIDAVIT
I, Michaelo L. Florentino, Filipino, of legal age,
single, and a resident of #45 First Crumb, Digos City, after
having been duly sworn in accordance with law, do hereby
depose and states that:
1. This Judicial Affidavit is executed to serve as my direct
testimony in the instant case;
2. This Judicial Affidavit is offered to prove:
(A) All the ANNEXES appended hereto, which are
respectfully requested to be correspondingly marked
as EXHIBITS in this case; and
(B) All matters related thereto, with reservation to
present additional exhibits in the course of the
proceedings of the instant case.
3. I had given my answers on the questions below asked
in the language which I fully understand, stated with
full consciousness and I did so under oath, and that, I
may face criminal liability for any false testimony or
perjury;

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4.The Questions and Answers are detailed below.


Q1
A1

Please state your name.


My name is Michaelo L. Florentino.

Q2

Please state your other personal circumstances.


I am 25 years of age and a traffic aide assigned in
Digos City, Davao del Sur.

A2

Q3
A3
Q4
A4

Do you know the person of Pabalan?


Yes.
Who is he?
He is the accused of this case.

Q5
A5

If Mr. Pabalan is around, will you be able to


identify him?
Yes Atty.

Q6
A6

When did you know Mr. Pabalan?


Upon his arrest and upon filing of this case.

Q7
A7
Q8
A8
Q9
A9
Q1
0
A1
0
Q1
1
A1
1

Mr. Witness, where were you in the morning of


January 5, 2015?
I was doing my morning shift as a traffic aide Atty.
What is your exact location at around 11:0011:30AM of that day?
I was in Lapu-Lapu Crossing.
Is there any unusual event that happened at that
time?
Yes Maam.
What was it?
A taxi driver parked by near EMCOR Digos.
What happened thereafter?
The taxi driver disembarked from the taxicab and
proceeded to my location.

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Q12 What transpired next?


A12 He informed me that his male passenger is strangling
his female companion.
Q1
3
A1
3

What else?
He further added that his passenger, who were with
him since the early morning of that day refused to get
off his vehicle and that they havent paid.

Q1
4
A1
4

What was your reaction Mr. Witness after


hearing the taxi drivers complaints?
I suggested that it is better for him to bring his
passengers to the police station.

Q1
5
A1
5

What transpired next?


I moved towards the vehicle and peeped thru the
window.

Q1
6
A1
6

And by peeping at the window, what did you see


Mr. Witness?
I saw Pabalan and Abil at the passengers seat of the
taxi.

Q1
7
A1
7

What were Pabalan and Abil doing at the


passengers seat Mr. Witness?
I saw Pabalans left arm wrapped around the Abils
shoulders.

Q1
8

You said earlier that when you peeped thru the


taxis window, you saw the Pabalans left arm
wrapped around the shoulders of Abil, what else
did you see, if any?

A1
8

I saw Abil crying.


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Q1
9
A1
9

Q2
0
A2
0

Q2
1
A2
1

Q2
2
A2
2

Q2
3
A2
3

Q2
4
A2
4
Q2
5

What happened next?


Abil told me that Pabalan was armed with a gun and
that the latter was hurting her.

What was your reaction when Abil told you that?


I never got the chance to react to her complaint
because to our surprise, Pabalan pulled out his gun.

What happened after?


The taxi driver and I immediately ran and took cover.

What transpired next?


When I look back at the taxis location, I saw Pabalan
transferred to the drivers seat and drove the cab
away.

While the taxi went off, what happened next?


After a few seconds or so, I saw Abil opened the left
back door and jumped out.

What happened next?


I saw that her blouse got caught by the back door.

When Abils blouse was caught by the door, what


happened to the victim Mr. Witness?

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A2
5

Q2
6
A2
6

Q2
7
A2
7

Q2
8
A2
8

She was dragged by the car Maam.

While the victim was being dragged by the


taxicab, what transpired next?
Pabalan halted the car and I saw Abil fell to the
ground.

What happened after that?


As Abil tried to get up, Pabalan aimed his gun at the
back of Abil.

After Pabalan pointed the gun towards the back


of Abil, what did he do next?
Pabalan fired at Abil twice.

Q2
9

After shooting the victim, what else happened?

A2
9

Pabalan fled on foot maam.

Q3
0

What course of action did you make after the


incident, if any?

A3
0

I called for police assistance using my cell phone.

Q3
1
A3
1

Do you have anything more to say?


Nothing Atty.

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I further certify under oath that Atty. Joyce Ann A. Babor,


with address at 3rd Flr. Prestige Bldg., Jacinto St., Davao
City, conducted and/or supervised my examination in the
above-mentioned address on the 18th day of April 2015.
Affiant further sayeth naught.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand this 18th
day of April 2015 in the City of Davao,
Philippines.

MICHAELO L. FLORENTINO
Affiant
L02-89-889989
(Competent Evidence of Identity)
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN BEFORE ME THIS 18th
day of April 2015, in the City of Davao, Philippines, Affiant
personally appeared to me and/or exhibiting to me his
competent evidence of identity.
Doc. No. ____;
Page No. ____;
Book No. ____;
Series of 2015.

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ATTESTATION
I, Atty. Joyce Ann A. Babor, with address at Unit 124,
Camelia Condominium, Bajada, Davao City, hereby attest
that I personally conducted or supervised the examination
of the above-named witness on April 18, 2015 at 3rd Flr.
Prestige Bldg., Jacinto St., Davao City and I further attest
that I have faithfully recorded or caused the recording of
the questions asked and the corresponding answers that the
witness gave and neither I nor any other person then
present or assisting coached the witness regarding the
latters answers.
Attested to this 18th day of April 2015 in Davao City,
Philippines.
Signature of Attestator:
Address of Attestator for Service:
Jacinto St., Davao
Telephone Number of Attestator:

_______________________
3rd Flr. Prestige Bldg.,
City
(082) 285-1234

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SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN BEFORE ME THIS


18th day of April 2015, in the City of Davao, Philippines,
Affiant personally appeared to me and/or exhibiting to me
his competent evidence of identity.

Doc. No. ____;


Page No. ____;
Book No. ____;
Series of 2015.

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