Confessions of AttyArj

how to get a US visa, the Nicole way | March 19, 2009

Nicole?  Sinong Nicole?

Si Nicole ang bida sa “Subic Rape Case”, isang mala-teleseryeng istorya na inumpisahan noong 2005 at patuloy pa ring sinusubaybayan ng mga tao.

Si Nicole ang babaeng nag-bakasyon sa Subic, nag-paiwan sa mga kasama at magdamag na nakipag-inuman at nakipag-landian sa mga sundalong amerikano na nakilala niya sa dance floor.

Si Nicole ang babaeng nag-reklamo at nag-sampa ng kasong rape laban kay Daniel Smith at mga kasamahan nito.

Si Nicole ang babaeng pinag-aksayahan ng pera ng gobyerno, ng panahon at pagod ng mga abugadong hindi nag-pabayad, at ng papel, lapis at ballpen ng mga reporter.

Si Nicole ang babaeng nagpa-sakit ng ulo ng mga taong gumagawa ng batas, nagpapa-tupad ng batas, nag-tuturo ng batas at nag-aaral ng batas.

Si Nicole ang babaeng naging dahilan ng muntik nang pag-kasira ng ating foreign relations sa bayan ni Smith.

Si Nicole ay si Suzette Nicolas at ito ang kanyang bagong kwento:

“Deep inside, however, I know that I may never be able to move on for as long as I continue to search for answer to so many questions that have lingered in my mind regarding the incident in Subic more than three years ago. Daniel Smith was convicted of rape because the court accepted my version that he took advantage of my intoxication in raping me inside a van that took us to the seawall located at the SBMA Alaba Pier at around 11:30 in the evening of November 1, 2005.”

“Daniel Smith’s witnesses said that while we were at the Neptune Club, I sat on Daniel Smith’s lap and that we kissed each other passionately. I remember that before I met Daniel Smith at the Neptune Club, all I ate was a slice of pizza at the Grand Leisure Hotel. After the pizza, everything else was alcoholic drinks from vodka sprite, B52, Singaporean sling, B53, long island ice tea to bullfrog all of which I drank bottoms up. I do not recall Daniel Smith having ordered any alcoholic drink for me. My drinks were all paid for by Chris Mills who invited me to go to the Neptune Club.”

“I had no opportunity to deny in court that I kissed Daniel Smith but with the amount of alcoholic mixed drinks I took, my low tolerance level of alcohol and with only a slice of pizza all night, it dawned upon me that I may have possibly lost my inhibitions, became so intimate with Daniel Smith and did more than just dancing and talking with him like everyone else on the dance floor. Looking back, I would not have agreed to talk with Daniel Smith and dance with him no less than three times if I did not enjoy his company or was at least attracted to him since I met him for the very first time on the dance floor of Neptune Club.”

“When I danced with Daniel Smith for the third time, my companion, Chris Mills has already left Neptune Club since he had to catch their curfew time at the military base. The lighting was sufficient for people to recognize each other and other marines were with their Filipino partners drinking, dancing and enjoying each other’s company and kissing and hugging among partners was a common scene.”

“With the events at the Neptune Club in mind, I keep on asking myself, if Daniel Smith wanted to rape me, why would he carry me out of the Neptune Club using the main entrance in full view of the security guard and the other sources? Why would the van park right in front of Neptune Club? Why would Daniel Smith and his companions bring me to the seawall of Alaba Pier and casually leave this area that was well lighted and with many people roaming around? If they believed that I was raped, would they have not dumped me instead in a dimly lit area along the highway going to Alaba Pier to avoid detection?”

“I told the court that Daniel Smith kissed my lips and neck and held my breast inside the van. Recalling my testimony, I ask myself now how could I have remembered this if witnesses told the court that I passed out and looked unconscious when I was brought to the van by Daniel Smith. How could I have resisted his advances given this condition? Daniel Smith and I were alone on the third row of the van which had limited space and I do not recall anyone inside the van who held my hand or any part of my body. What I can recall is that there was very loud music and shouting inside the van.”

“If the travel from Neptune Club took only several minutes and with the driver of the van trying to beat the curfew time of his passengers, how could I have instantly regained my consciousness and talked to the people upon reaching the seawall of Alaba Pier? When people gathered around me at the seawall, everyone seemed to have drawn the conclusion that I was raped except for one who called me a bitch.”

“Based on the account of SBMA police, I was very hesitant to board the mobile police car that brought me to the headquarters for investigation. I was so confused and the first thing that entered my mind was how would my mother and boyfriend react if they learn that I was last seen with Daniel Smith and that a condom was seen on my pants after Daniel Smith left the van? I was scared of losing not only my American boyfriend but the chance of living in the United States. In fact, I did not immediately tell my boyfriend that I was raped by Daniel Smith. All I said was that something bad happened to me.”

“I expect many sectors to question my motives in executing this statement more than three years after the incident. However, as I practically grew up interacting with American servicemen in Zamboanga City who treated me and my family very well, and thinking over and over again how I may have conducted myself at the Neptune Club, I can’t help but entertain doubts on whether the sequence of events in Subic last November of 2005 really occurred the way the court found them to have happened.

“My conscience continues to bother me realizing that I may have in fact been so friendly and intimate with Daniel Smith at the Neptune Club that he was led to believe that I was amenable to having sex or that we simply just got carried away. I would rather risk public outrage than do nothing to help the court in ensuring that justice is served.”

Wow!  Ang galing palang mag-ingles ni Nicole.  Ahhm, ano nga bang sinabi nya? 

Simple lang naman ang nais nyang iparating.   

“Totoo ang sabi ni Daniel Smith, we had consensual sex” – Nicole

Sa totoo lang, hindi naman nakakagulat ang kwentong ito.  Ang nakaka-gulat at nakaka-inis ay biglaang pagre-recant ni Nicole at ang balitang nasa Amerika na raw ito baon ang kanyang PhP100,000.00 settlement.  Eto pa, ang lahat nang pangyayaring ito ay lingid raw sa kaalaman ng kanyang magiting na abogado.  Yeah right?!?  Sa kaalaman kaya ni PGMA, lingid rin ito?  Kung ikaw ang pinuno ng US Embassy, bibigyan mo ba ng US visa si Nicole sa kabila ng lahat ng ginawa nya?  Nagtatanong lang.

 

For the full text of Nicole’s Sworn Statement, go to: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090318-194694/SWORN-STATEMENT

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11 Comments »

  1. Hanggang ngayon hiyang-hiya pa rin ako na kababayan ko yang si Suzette ‘Nicole’ Nicolas na yan! Makasarili na, manggagamit pa.

    Hala sige Nicole, go ka sa America at sana, huwag makabalik-balik pa rito dahil ibinenta mo ang bansang Pinas sa pansariling interest mo day! *grrr…*

    Teka, paano ka ba nagka-US Visa, si Daniel ba naginterview sa iyo? *lol* 😀

    Comment by Snow — March 20, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  2. malamang =)

    hayyy Nicole, kawawa ka naman pag bumalik ka dito kasi 76 milyong pilipino ang sasampal at sasabunot sayo.

    Comment by attyarj — March 21, 2009 @ 1:02 am

  3. i was all out blogging in support of that girl, then nangyari na nga. nakakalungkot nangyari, ‘di ako makapagsulat, kaya, I did not blog about it, nakaka-migraine ang pag-iisip ng ibang tao. grabe

    Comment by Jim — March 24, 2009 @ 9:38 am

  4. @ jim, sana kasi nakipag-compromise na sha right from the start para hindi na lumaki yung gulo at hindi sumakit ang ulo mo.

    Comment by attyarj — March 24, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

  5. about this issue. nag init talaga ang ulo ko. actually hindi na ako ganun ka interested when this case broke out. for personal reasons hindi ko masuportahan ang pinaglalaban nya kahit babae ako. tapos ngyari ito… hay.. co further comments.

    Comment by annevdns — March 24, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  6. Suzette finally WOKE UP.

    It keeps getting clearer and clearer that both Smith and Suzette were USED in this case because they are young and naive.

    Suzette was used by Gabriela, Maza, Bayan Muna, Hontiveros, Madrigal, Salonga, anti-Americans., etc.

    Smith was used by Judge Pozon and the Philippine Judiciary System.

    The Philippine DOJ must investigate Suzette’s lawyer, Evalyn Ursua, and Gabriela, Bayan Muna, etc., and find out if Ursua wanted Suzette to give false testimony.

    If proven guilty, Ursua and her groupies could go to jail from 6 years to 40 years.

    GOOD!

    Comment by Meeh — March 25, 2009 @ 11:14 am

  7. @Meeh, hmmmn…good points.

    Comment by attyarj — March 25, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

  8. dapat wag na siyang payagan na makabalik pa dito.

    Comment by Enrico Paolo Macalino — March 26, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  9. kairita tong kwento na to ha. US visa ba kamo saka 100,000 pesos??? tingin nya she will last long with a little over $2K??? HELLER!!!

    kakahiya. to think na naawa pa naman ako sa kanya.

    Comment by yeni — March 28, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

  10. Well kahit naman siguro hindi gagamitin ni Nicole si Smith makakapunta siya ng US coz taga doon ang fiance niya.
    Pwed naman siya ipetition ng guy. Ang sabi nga diba pupunta siya doon kasi magpapakasal sila doon. 100,000 pesos isn’t enough to live in the US. I also believe may ginawa ang goverment natin para magrecant si Nicole.

    Comment by Juzme — April 24, 2009 @ 1:04 am

  11. she made herself vulnerable, that’s it.
    she was right there at the club, drunk as hell, and was practically throwing herself on Daniel’s lap, how do u expect the guy would react?… they fucked, so what? she was leading him on at the very first place.
    tsk2x, some people.
    lesson of the story?
    Dont drink more than you can handle.

    Comment by Anonymous2 — April 25, 2009 @ 1:24 am


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