Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. still cannot believe that two of his half-siblings are considered by police as primary suspects in the murder of his half-brother Ramgen Revilla.
The murder occurred last Saturday, October 29. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
The Revillas implicated by police in the murder are Ramon Joseph "RJ" Bautista, 18, and Ramona Revilla, 21.
Both are siblings of Ramgen, the slain 22-year-old aspiring actor-politician.
Earlier today, the Parañaque City Police began considering the murder investigation a"closed case."
In an interview with GMA News, Chief Inspector Enrique Sy said that a "vital witness," who was identified as Roel Puzon, pointed to RJ and Ramona as among those who planned to kill Ramgen.
Chief Inspector Sy said of the evidence at hand: "Matibay po, dahil mayroon tayong vital witness na nagsasabi na kasama siya [RJ] sa pagpaplano sa pagpatay, at nakita niyang [Puzon] ibinigay noong ating suspect ang pera para pambili ng mga baril na gagamitin kay Ramgen... sa pagpatay."
The police still do not have a witness linking Ramona to the crime, but the investigating group believes that circumstantial evidence may prove that she was involved in the crime.
This includes her alleged fabricated story that she was abducted by the killers.
SENATOR BONG REACTS. Meanwhile, Senator Bong Revilla has asked for a reinvestigation of his half-brother’s murder case.
In an interview with the media after the burial of Ramgen, posted earlier on ABS-CBN News, the actor-politician said: "Hindi kapani-paniwala na gagawin yun ng aming kapatid [RJ].
"At kung saka-sakaling ginawa nga niya... pero sa tingin namin hindi kayang gawin...
"Up to now, yes, walang makapagsabi na solido na sila nga [ang sangkot sa krimen]."
Addressing the police, the senator-actor said: "Sana siguraduhin ng ating awtoridad na tama ang kanilang imbestigasyon at tama po ang mga witnesses, dahil napakabigat po para sa mga biktima at mga magiging biktima pa na inosente...Mabigat po para sa amin."
RJ is already in the custody of Parañaque police, while his sister Ramona is still at large.
Both may face murder and frustrated murder charges for the killing of their brother Ramgen and the attempted murder of Ram’s girlfriend Janelle Manahan.