Ramgen told dad of mom's P2.3M debts?

From a report by Anthony Taberna, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 07 2011 07:53 PM | Updated as of Nov 09 2011 10:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Ramgen Revilla reportedly told his father, former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., of his mother’s purported P2.3-million credit card debts, a police source said.

The source said credit card companies have been allegedly running after Genelyn Magsaysay.
This reportedly infuriated the family patriarch.

The former senator supposedly paid Magsaysay's debts and later told her to cut her credit cards. Checks were reportedly issued on October 18 and 25 as payment.

The report comes as police are looking into other motives into the death of Ramgen, including the involvement of other family members.

Parañaque police chief Senior Superintendent Billy Beltran said they are not considering Magsaysay a suspect yet.

He said, however, that all pieces of evidence will be looked into, including the rift among the members of the family, as was detailed by Magsaysay herself in her Facebook posts days before Ramgen’s death.

A Facebook post of Ramgen's mother reads: “I need to work ASAP so I can have my own….Before I met him I'm working already, now they are telling me I'm a parasite when the allowance that you are giving is not enough for monthly consumption. God is my witness, election is coming again then you will publicize that you love all your siblings. God knows what to do, you want to be the president of the Philippines, its up to the Lord."

Of Magsaysay’s reported debts, Beltran said: “It says something about the motive din. I feel this is material doon sa ongoing investigation.”

Ronald Ancajas, Ramgen’s personal assistant, also claims to know this piece of information.

“Malaki raw ang utang ni mam sa credit card. Noong nakaraang buwan lang… Katunayan nga ho raw binayaran ni Senior 'yan. Pumunta raw sila sa mansion,” he said.

Ramona, Ramgen’s younger sister, tagged Ancajas to the murder before she hastily left the country. Ramona and another younger brother, Ramon Joseph, have been named by police as 2 of the primary suspects in the case.

Beltran said they are not ruling out probing other members of Ramgen’s immediate family: “Hindi pa po namin niru-rule-out. Ang sinasabi ao lamang namin 'yong ebidensya ay doon pa lamang sa patungkol sa dalawa.”

Magsaysay’s camp refused to take calls from ABS-CBN News.

Dispute between siblings

Ancajas has denied Ramona's allegations and said the Bautista siblings had a dispute because the slain Ramgen was the one managing the family's money.

"Ang alam ko ay matagal ng may tampuhan sila tungkol sa budget ng bahay dahil si boss Ramgen ang humahawak at sinisiraan daw sila sa Daddy nila at mga ilang buwan din silang hindi nagkikibuan," he said.

Ancajas, in his sworn statement given to police, said he was on the porch of the Bautistas' home in Parañaque on the night of October 28.

Ramgen was boxing while his girlfriend Janelle Manahan was talking to someone on her cellphone.

"Nagyaya ng umuwi ang girlfriend ni Boss Ramgen, sabi ni Janell kay Boss Ramgen, V uuwi na ako hinahanap ako ni... may binanggit siyang pangalan na hindi ko maintindihan. Nagpaaalam ako kay Boss Ramgen na matutulog na ako. Pumayag naman si Boss Ramgen. Biglang tinawag si Mara [Ramona] ni Boss Ramgen at tinanong tungkol sa Facebook. Hindi ko na po narinig yung tinanong ni Boss Ramgen dahil palabas na ako ng lanai at papunta ako ng kusina at kumain. At pumanik na ako ng aking kuwarto," he said.

Minutes later, Ancajas woke up and saw Ramona and another brother, Ramon Joseph, leaving the house.

"Nakaidlip po ako dahil sa pagod at puyat at mga ilang minute bigla akong nagising at pagsilip ko sa bintana ng kuwarto ko ay nakita ko si Joseph na naglalakad palabas ng gate ng subdivision at mga ilang minuto sumunod naman si Mara [Ramona] akala ko papunta na sila ng Baguio. Dahil aalis nga sila papuntang Baguio. At napadura ako sa labas ng bintana at bumalik ako sa higaan ko at natulog.

Shortly after midnight, Ancajas said police woke him up and told him Ramgen was already dead.

One of Ram's household helpers, Roselyn Albajer, said she was also aware of the sibling rivalry -- a lead that police are pursuing.

In her sworn statement, Albajer said she and 2 other helpers heard a commotion, but ignored it as probably just another of the siblings' quarrels.

"Based on the statements of the house helpers Nelia B. Orasa, Roselyn Albajer and Fidelina Roman, they all heard that a commotion happened at the house of their employer which they ignored and probably they were used on the quarrel of the Bautista siblings as the only visitors at that time was the girlfriend of Ramgen Jose Bautista. They only learned that a crime happened when the police arrived," according to the statement.   

The house helpers only learned that a crime happened when the police arrived. - with a report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News; ANC