Janelle Manahan takes witness stand

Posted at 10/23/12 3:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- For the first time, Janelle Manahan took the witness stand at the Paranaque Regional Trial Court on Tuesday in connection with the murder of her boyfriend, actor Ramgen Revilla.

Manahan is the fifth witness for the prosecution.

Under direct examination of Atty. Restituto Mendoza, Manahan narrated the events on October 28, 2011, when Revilla was killed inside his home in Parañaque.
Manahan broke into tears as she remembered how a gunman shot her on the face before shooting Revilla.

She also reiterated that Revilla's sister, Ramona Bautista, was also there and went out of the house to look for help.

However, it took a long time before Bautista returned. So Manahan said she decided to text someone to ask for help.

Manahan also narrated that Bautista siblings were always fighting, including an incident when Ramgen hit Ramona on her head with a gun.

Ramgen is the oldest of nine children of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. with Genelyn Magsaysay, who has insisted that the squabbles between her children is not a possible motive for murder.