Here's that initial news account of that incident--- from the front page of the Manila Times dated June 3o, 1967---
“You, you, you were one of them…!”
Frail- looking movie star Maggie de la Riva, crying and trembling in rage, flung these accusing words at the young man when they met in the office of Quezon City Polive Chief Tomas B. Karingal at 7:20 last night.
The suspect, Jaime Jose, 21-year-old son of a prominent physician, bowed his head meekly, turned and faced the wall, and wept. Jose, a Beatle-haired combo player, of 421 Kalatagan,
Jose was arrested after Maggie, breaking her three-day silence, told police that she was kidnapped by four men in a car in front of her home at
Jose, who was collared by detective on Buendia ave.,
When he and the actress were brought face to face before Karingal, Jose sprang to his feet and pleaded softly: “Maggie, Maggie, please… Hindi ako kasama. Magsabi ka ng Totoo.” (I wasn’t one of them. Tell them the truth). But the girl, who had entered the room with her lawyers and detectives, looked at the youth stonily, softly sank into a chair and cried uncontrollably.
She stood up and, failing to scratch the youth’s face, spat out the words: “You, you, you were one of the boys who pulled my legs and raped me!” The suspect turned pale, faced the wall and cried. The confrontation took place after Jose executed his written confession.
Jose was nabbed at 2 p.m. yesterday while he was walking along Buendia ave. and reading yesterday’s Daily Mirror which headlined Miss de la Riva’s story of her ordeal at the hands of four young men riding in a red
Before she was brought face to face with Jose, Miss De la Riva was taken to the NBI headquarters at 4 p.m. yesterday for medical examination. Police sources said the examining physician, Dr. Ernesto Brion, assistant NBI medico-legal division chief, confirmed the actress’ story that she had been criminally attacked by four men. “”They took turns in abusing me,” she had told Police Chief Karingal.
The actress had been in a state of shock since her ordeal last Monday. At first, she refused to file any complaint, saying that the men had really not done her harm and that she had been threatened if she talked. Yesterday morning, however, she changed her mind, and accompanied by two lawyers --- Bienvenido Benitez and his wife Regina, both private practitioners--- she went to police headquarters to file her formal complaints.
Miss De la Riva said the suspects had threatened to kill and mutilate her --- “like Lucila Lalu,” she quoted them as saying --- if she went to the police. They had also allegedly threatened to disfigure her by throwing acid on her face. The actress was kidnapped by four men as she was about to step out of her home at 4 a.m. last Monday. She had just come from the ABS studio, where she had a video tape-recording session last night, with her maid Elena Calderon.
She disappeared for two-and-a-half hours. When she showed up again on Gilmore st., she looked as though she was in a state of shock, her hair disheveled. Policemen who had been summoned by her family could not get any word from her. A private physician said he could not talk well enough because of her ordeal.
In his confession, Jose said Boy Pineda, Eddie Aquino and Roger went to his house in
They went, he said to the Ulog Coctail Lounge on A. Mabini st., Ermita, where they had several rounds of drinks until about 3:30 a.m. Monday. While drinking, Pineda started talking about Maggie de la Riva, Jose told police. Pineda reportedly said he was “in love” with the movie star. Jose said Pineda even knew the actress was scheduled to have a vide-taping session at the ABS studio.
From the Ulog, he said, the group went to the ABS studio where Pineda and Roger allegedly tried to talk to the actress. Miss De la Riva, who later said she did not know the men, apparently snubbed the group and drove off her bantam car with her maid Elena. Jose said Pineda decided to give chase. They followed the actress’ car up to 12th st. in front of her bungalow in New Manila. As the girl stopped her car and was about to step out, Pineda who stopped the
On Broadway, a few blocks away, Pineda stopped the car and blindfolded the actress with a handkerchief. When she again struggled and tried to shout, he allegedly struck her again and again in the stomach and thighs with his fists. Miss De la Riva said she was stunned and when she came to, they were in the motel. Jose identified the motel as the Swanky Motel on Taft ave., near Cartimar, Pasay Cty. He said Pineda owns the place. Policetagged Jose as the one who hailed a taxicab and escorted Miss De la Riva back to Quezon City from Pasong Tamo, Makati.
Miss De la Riva finished high school at
Jose, the suspect, finished high school this year. He reportedly is a member of a gang molesting starlets and hostesses. Some of the victims, police investigators said, did not denounce them to the police to avoid scandal and for fear of reprisal by the gang.see The Maggie de la Riva Rape Case, Part Two
see The Maggie de la Riva Rape Case, Part Three
To know more of the case, see the link below
Supreme Court Decison
PHILIPPINE JURISPRUDENCE - FULL TEXT
G.R. No. L-28232 February 6, 1971
PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. vs. JAIME G. JOSE, ET AL.
Some of Maggie's movies:
Naligaw na Anghel (1964)- Stars Willie Sotelo, Maggie de la Riva, Vilma Valera, Vilma Santos and Van de Leon/ Directed by Armando de Guzman
3 Musketeras (1964)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Liza Moreno, Maggie de la Riva, Bernard Bonnin, Johnny Monteiro/ Directed by Tony Cayado
The Maggie de la Riva Story (1994)- Stars Dawn Zulueta, Ricky Davao, Michael de Mesa, Miguel Rodriguez and John Regala/ Directed by Carlo J. Caparas