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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by kristiansen, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. kristiansen

    kristiansen Birdwatcher

    Dec 7, 2002
    on the road again
    Ebarle slay suspect tied to earlier killing

    By Nancy C. Carvajal, Jocelyn Uy, Jerry E. Esplanada
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 01:31:00 11/21/2009

    MANILA, Philippines – The American who shot and killed the son of a Malacañang official over a traffic altercation late Wednesday was also involved in a vehicular accident a few years ago which led to the death of a government official, police said Friday.

    The suspect has been identified as Jason Ivler, 27, a stepson of Briton Stephen Pollard, an economist at the Asian Development Bank. Ivler is the son of Pollard’s wife, Marlene Aguilar, from a previous marriage. Marlene is a sister of singer Freddie Aguilar.

    Pollard, 58, is the registered owner of the blue Honda CRV with diplomatic plate 20903, which Ivler was allegedly driving when the latter allegedly shot and killed Renato Victor Ebarle Jr, 27, the son of Palace chief of staff Renato Ebarle Sr. last Wednesday.

    The young Ebarle, a recruitment manager of the Manila Peninsula Hotel, was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser on Santolan Rd. in Quezon City at 11 p.m. on Wednesday when he almost collided with Ivler’s vehicle.

    A policeman who witnessed the incident said the suspect blocked Ebarle’s vehicle, got down from his car and shot the victim at close range before fleeing the scene. Ebarle died on the spot.

    “We have launched a manhunt for Jason Ivler, who we came to know was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in the death of a government official in 2004,” said Supt. Lino Banaag, head of the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU).

    Banaag said investigators have also started looking into the 2004 vehicular accident involving Ivler in which Nestor Ponce, the presidential adviser for resettlement, was killed. He said they want to know why Ivler was going around freely when he was arrested in Zamboanga City in 2004.

    He said other law enforcement agencies like the Aviation Security Group, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and the Highway Patrol Group have joined the manhunt for Ivler who was described by Philippine National Police Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa as “armed and dangerous.”

    No comment

    Pollard, accompanied by a lawyer, showed up at the CIDU office in Camp Karingal before 2:00 p.m., and submitted a prepared affidavit to the police.

    He refused to answer questions from reporters and said “no comment” to all questions posed to him.

    Chief Supt. Elmo San Diego, the QCPD director, earlier said a manhunt would be launched against Pollard if he did not voluntarily submit himself for investigation before noon yesterday.

    In his sworn statement, Pollard said he has been living in the country since 1996 and admitted to being the owner of the Honda CRV that figured in the killing.

    But Pollard denied using the vehicle at any time last Wednesday, nor did he say who was driving the vehicle at the time of Ebarle’s killing.

    Chief Insp. Benjamin Elenzano, the QCPD homicide chief, said Pollard also refused to submit the vehicle for forensic tests, saying he could not remember where the keys were. But he promised that his lawyer would cooperate with the investigation.

    Elenzano said Pollard declined to answer questions on who was using the Honda that day and the whereabouts of his stepson, Ivler.

    “He refused to answer who was driving the vehicle that night and said it’s our job to find out,” Elenzano said.

    Elenzano said Pollard has two minor children and two stepsons, including Ivler, with Aguilar.

    Diplomatic immunity

    The ADB has declined to comment on the case, saying “the matter is currently under police investigation.”

    “Based on the information available so far, we do not believe that ADB staff was involved in the incident,” said Ann Quon, principal director of the ADB’s external relations department.

    Ed Malaya, the Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, yesterday said the issue of entitlement of diplomatic immunity to “the individual to whom diplomatic plate number 20903 was issued” was not yet relevant at this time as there was no finding yet that the individual “was indeed in the car at the time of the alleged shooting.”

    “The car could have been driven by another person at that time,” he said.

    Malaya hinted that the DFA had checked the diplomatic accreditation of Pollard’s family members. But he declined to provide details.

    He said police investigators had visited the DFA protocol office on Thursday and DFA officials had “answered fully on the basis of available records the queries” they made.

    Rafael Seguis, DFA undersecretary for special concerns, said “family members of diplomats, defined to consist of spouse and minor dependent children, enjoy immunity (from suit) as the principal.”

    “Provided they are not nationals of the receiving state,” Seguis added.

    But Verzosa stressed that dependents of ADB officials do not enjoy the same immunity from suit as that accorded to members of the diplomatic corps.

    Verzosa yesterday directed the Metro Manila police and the Aviation Security Group to join in the manhunt for Ivler.

    Copies of Ivler’s photo were circulated to all police units across the capital and in major airports and seaports, said PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina.

    “Ivler’s movements are being closely monitored through the NCRPO’s network of CCTV cameras installed in strategic locations around Metro Manila,” Verzosa said.

    Records from the PNP’s firearms and explosives division showed that no firearm had been registered in Ivler’s name, said Espina.

    Arrested in 2004

    Ivler was charged in court for the August 2004 deadly car accident on the C5-Ortigas flyover that killed Ponce.

    According to press reports in 2004, Ponce was killed while his wife and another passenger were hurt when Ivler’s Toyota Land Cruiser with license plate 23370 leapt over the center island of the C-5 Ortigas flyover and slammed into Ponce’s Isuzu Trooper.

    Ivler, an American citizen, was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, serious physical injuries and damage to property in a Pasig court.

    A warrant of arrest was issued against Ivler, after he slipped past police guards at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center where he was taken after the accident.

    Ivler, who was granted bail but barred from leaving the country, was arrested by National Bureau of Investigation agents in Zamboanga City while trying to catch a ferry bound for Malaysia.

    The reports said Ivler was being escorted by two police officials when he was arrested by NBI agents.
  2. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    Rafael Seguis, DFA undersecretary for special concerns, said “family members of diplomats, defined to consist of spouse and minor dependent children, enjoy immunity (from suit) as the principal.”

    Ivler is 27 years old so he is fair game.

    NBI take charge. Again.

  3. JEZZZ


    Jun 16, 2005
    Down Under
    Tanong lang ha... Ano ba ang kahulugan ng salitang diplomat? Ano kaibahan nito sa mga Expat? Kasi parang ang alam ko, those who will enjoy immunity ay yaong mga taong nagtratrabaho sa mga embahada, yong iba nga hindi pa nga masasabing diplomat kahit nasa embassy nagtratrabaho dahil Locally Employed delegates lang sila... I could be wrong... ang problema kasi basta special plate medyo ilag nakagad ang mga nasa katungkulan - onli in d pilipins!
  4. ans3288


    Nov 29, 2004
    @jezz ang "blue plates" just means that the car was imported duty free and the entity that imported the vehicle has duty free previledges :)
  5. flash1919

    flash1919 TAGA-SIPAT

    ebarle was the son of a brother, we were of the same lodge, #153_glp, may his soul rest in peace, and justice be served!

    so mote it be!
  6. mtho


    Nov 18, 2005
    i dont think pollard is even a diplomat. expat lang siguro. Ivler should be threated as a regular person that has done the same.
  7. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

    Jul 27, 2006
    Vic was my batchmate in La Salle...RIP bro.
  8. toxic


    Jan 15, 2005
    doin' time
    Skin head Ivler,

    Sumuko ka na, what goes around comes around.
  9. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    Paano nga naging diplomat yan? Hindi naman pala sa embassy nagta-trabaho.
  10. JEZZZ


    Jun 16, 2005
    Down Under
    Hindi yan Diplomat bro. Pwede pa official passport holder siya... Pero kung Diplomat yan dapat nasa diplomatic corp yan ng British embassy.

    Baka nga nakanormal british passport lang yan tapos medyo natatakpan lang dahil sa mga special priviledges ng ADB at sa special plate ng sasakyan.

    Kung tutuusin wala naman pinagkaiba ang special plate na yan sa normal plate natin kasi ang kahulugan lang naman niyan ay ang sasakyan na pag aari ng isang dayuhang kumpanya o embahada na nasa bansa natin.

    Meron sila immunity sa batas natin kung diplomat pero hindi ibig sabihin non ligtas na sila sa krimen na ginawa nila kasi uusigin pa rin naman sila sa sarili nlang bansa.

    Kung tutuusin sa traffic traffic na yan kung nagkamali ang driver ng isang nakaspecial plate na sasakyan kahit taga embassy pa yan pwede naman hulihin o icheck ng police yan pero nakasanayan na kasi na pagmga ganyan umiilag na ang may katungkulan... They must obey the laws of the land kung san sila nandon. Ika nga When you are in Rome do what the romans do... bilang respeto sa bansa na tinutungtungan nila.

  11. zorkd


    Sep 2, 2004
    has a likeness of the suspect been shown to the public yet? it appears that there is still an effort to keep this under wraps.
  12. mtho


    Nov 18, 2005
    in my opinion since the vehicle has been identified. the registered owner of the vehicle should be held responsible up until he produces the responsible party. aftera all its his vehicle that has been positively identified.
  13. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home


    The suspect is at the left end of the photo... and that's
    Freddie Aguilar's sister(?), the suspect's mother in the
    center. She plays at being some kind of "artist", with
    major connections in the art-and-culture crowd (which
    also happens to be pro-expat).
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  14. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    Kawawa naman ang ibang hindi involved. Lalo na yung bata sa picture.
  15. jojo_G19


    Oct 2, 2002
    imho, wala namang diplomatic diplomatic immunity sa taong gusto gumanti.. hehehheheh

  16. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home

    You're quite right. Thanks for the heads-up.
    I've blurred out the other kids, and left only the
    suspect and the very-public parents unretouched.

    FWIW, the picture has already been published in
    a newspaper.
  17. Wp.22


    Jan 17, 2005
    i got a glimpse of a video of his mom pleading Jason to surrender but i sense no sincerity on her action Kriss aquino type acting
  18. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home
    Nakausap ko na 'yan minsan.. parang me tililing ba...
  19. "Diplomatic status" for ADB officials is a ridiculous concession made by government way back just so ADB puts up its headquarters here. This Pollard is obviously not cooperating in this murder investigation. He may not be put in jail, but Government should at least work to eject him from the country, something we have the right to do to any non-Filipino, diplomat or not.

    As for his stepson, God help him na lang, he's gonna need it. Will be surprised if he gets out of this one alive.
  20. Glock_19_9x19

    Glock_19_9x19 Toink!

    Feb 24, 2006
    Manila, PH
    That spoiled brat deserves to rot in jail.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009