"The personal assistant is to blame."
That’s what Ramona Revilla is saying, now that she has fled to Turkey following the murder of her older brother Ramgen ‘Ram’ Revilla. In a recorded video sent to ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Ramona claimed that Ronald Ancajas, Ram’s personal assistant, has the capability of letting other people inside their house.
"Kung mayroong capability magpapasok ng ibang tao o ng killer sa bahay namin, si Ronald (Ancajas) ‘yun. Siya iyong pinaka-confidante ni Ramgen. Alam niya lahat ng moves ni Ramgen. Alam niya kaka-boxing lang ni Ramgen noon. Alam nya lahat ng ginagawa ni Ramgen. Alam niya walang tao sa bahay. Siguro po hindi niya inaasahan na nandoon ako sa kwarto kasi dapat talaga nasa Baguio ako,” Ramona said.
Ronald denied Ramona’s accusations. In an interview with ‘TV Patrol’, Ronald said he cannot do what Ramona is accusing him of since he is very close to Ram and sees him as a brother.
“Wala pong katotohanan yun. Alam ng Diyos yan. Hindi ko kayang gawin yun. Napakabuti sa akin ‘nun (Ram),” Ronald said in the interview where he hid his face.
He urged Ramona to come back to the country (she has joined her husband in Turkey) and face him. Ronald added that Ramona should not have left the country if she is innocent.
“Kung talagang pinagbibintangan niya ko, harapin niya ako dito. Wag siyang magtago. Kung talagang wala siyang kasalanan, dapat hindi siya umalis. Tsaka ‘yung statement niya, dapat sinabi niya sa pulis,” Ronald added.
Ramona's taped statement
In her recorded video, Ramona vented her ill feelings towards the accusations (murder and frustrated murder) thrown at her and her younger brother Ramon Joseph ‘RJ’ Bautista.
"Lahat po ng akusasyon sa pamilya ko ay wala pong katotohanan. Kasingunalingan lang po ang lahat ng ito. Pinapaikot-ikot po nila ang katotohanan at binabaligtad kami. Dinidiin ang aming pamilya. Kami na po ang agrabiyado, kami pa po ang tinuturong suspek. Niloloko po nila ang justice. They are misleading the facts,” Ramona said.
She wants justice served for Ram, as well as for RJ whom Paranaque City Police already arrested. Ramona added that RJ didn’t have a hand in the crime.
“Hanapin niyo po ang pumatay sa kapatid ko, huwag nyo po kaming idiin. Gusto ko rin po magkaroon ng katarungan sa kanya (Ram), at katarungan pati sa maliit ko na kapatid na si Joseph. Walang ginagawa si Joseph,” Ramona said.
A police probe has shown that conflict among the siblings might have triggered the crime. The siblings were also rumored to be arguing over their monthly allowance from their father, former senator Ramon Revilla Sr.
Ramona, however, denied this.
“For the record, wala pong sibling rivalry sa amin. Kung meron man po napakaliit na bagay. Sinong magdi-drive ng kotseng ito, sinong magsusundo sa mga maliliit kong kapatid, ano pong ulam kakainin, sinong gagawa nito,’ yun lang po,wala na pong iba. Hindi po yon enough para gawin namin na patayin ang sarili naming kapatid. Kahit na ano pong gawin namin sa bahay, lahat po kami ay nagmamahalan,” Ramona said.
Ramona in Turkey
Ramona’s half-brother, Sen. Bong Revilla believes her flight to Turkey is a sign of guilt. Ramona left the country for Hong Kong last Nov. 7 after retracting a statement where she said her brother’s killers abducted her. She proceeded to Turkey from Hong Kong.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, through its spokesman Raul Hernandez said it can have Ramona extradited once a court order for her arrest is issued, whereupon it can cancel her Philippine passport.
Ram was stabbed and shot to death in his Paranaque City home last October 28.
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