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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

REGIONAL TRIAL COURT


7th JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 8

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,


Plaintiff,
R-CEB-18.__________CR

FOR: VIOL OF. Sec. 5, Art. II


of R.A. 9165
-versus-

AMBROSIO DELA CRUZ A.K.A “OSIO”


Accused
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JUDICIAL AFFIDAVIT
OF
FORENSIC CHEMIST GREG OSMAN GACUS

This Judicial Affidavit of Greg Osman Gacus is executed to


serve his direct testimony in the instant case.

I, Greg Osman Gacus, of legal age, single, with postal address at


PNP Crime Laboratory Service 7, Doña Modesta Gaisano St., Sudlon,
Lahug, Cebu City, a forensic chemist in this case, state under oath as
follows:
PRELIMINARY STATEMENT
The person examining me is Prosecutor Junre Opalla with office
address at Cebu City Prosecutor’s office Marcelo B. Fernan Hall of
Justice, Brgy. Capitol Site, Cebu City. The examination is being held
at the same address. I am answering his questions fully conscious that
I do so under oath and may face criminal liability for false testimony
and perjury.

PURPOSE: This affidavit/testimony of expert witness Greg


Osman Gacus, is being offered in evidence to prove the following
facts:

1. That he is a Chemist of PNP Crime


Laboratory Service 7;

2. That on December 7, 2018, he received a


request for laboratory examination from
PO2 Jason Statham requesting his office to
conduct a laboratory examination on one
heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of
methamphetamine hydrochloride which
was allegedly seized or confiscated from the
possession of the accused;

3. He will identify before this honorable court


the one heat sealed transparent plastic
sachet;

4. He will also testify that during the conduct


of the forensic examination, which was
reduced into writing the one heat sealed
transparent plastic sachet gave positive
result for the presence of
methamphetamine hydrochloride, a
dangerous drug; and

5. He will identify before this honorable the


request and other related matters your
Honor.

1. Q. Please state your name and other personal circumstances for


the record.
A. I, Greg Osman Gacus, of legal age, single, with postal
address at PNP Crime Laboratory Service 7, Doña Modesta
Gaisano St., Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City, a forensic chemist.

2. Q. Do you know why you are here?


A. Yes, because I am the a forensic chemist who conducted the
laboratory examination of one heat sealed transparent plastic
sachet containing white crystalline substance.

3. Q. Where were you on December 7, 2018 Mr. witness?


A. I was in our office sir.

4. Q. While being there, can you recall what transpired on that day, if
there was any?
A. At around 8:15 AM of same date PO2 Jason Statham of PS7, CCPO
arrived and handed over to me a request for laboratory examination
of one heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white
crystalline substance, together with the Chain of Custody form.

5. Q. After receiving the specimen referred above , what did you do


next?
A. I wrote my complete name and affixed my signature as well as the
time and date on the Chain of Custody form, indicating I duly
received the specimen subject for examination.
6. Q. Is the one heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing
white crystalline substance contained a marking from the
requesting officer?
A. Yes sir, it was marked by the requesting officer.
7. What is that marking you are referring to?
A. The marking is JMS sir.
8. Q. As a standard operating procedure, when you received this one
heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline
substance for laboratory examination, you stated a while ago that
the requesting officer had a marking JMS, how about you, did you
also indicate your own marking?
A. Yes sir I also put my own marking.
9. Q. What is your own marking?
A. My marking sir was GOG.
10. Q. What GOG stands for?
A. It stands for the initials of my name.
11. Q. What did you do next of the specimen you received?
A. Upon receiving it, I immediately weighed the specimen then
proceeded to the laboratory examination proper.
12. Q. What type of weighing scale did you use in weighing the
specimen?
A. Analytical Balance.
13. Q. How much it weighed?
A. It weighed 6.94 grams.
14. Q. What was the result of your laboratory examination on this one
heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white
crystalline substance?
A. My findings on qualitative examination conducted on this
specimen marked as GOG gave positive result for the presence
of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
15. Q. When you said qualitative examination, does that include
confirmatory examination?
A. Yes Sir.

16. Q. After conducting qualitative examination on this one heat


sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline
substance, what was your conclusion?
A. That this specimen contained methamphetamine hydrochloride
a dangerous drug under RA 9165.

17. Q. Did you reduce your findings into writing?


A. Yes Sir.
18. Q. Where did you indicate your findings?
A. In my Chemistry Report No. CP-D-3821-18.

19. Q. For how long did you conduct the examination?


A. Almost three (3) hours sir.

20. Q. Attached in your Judicial Affidavit are the following; one


heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white
crystalline substance, the laboratory request, the Chain of
Custody, and the Chemistry Report No. CP-D-3821-18, if
these be shown to you for identification and for comparative
purposes, will you be able to identify the same?
A. Yes Sir.

21. Q. Showing to you all the attachments mentioned in the next


preceding paragraph of this Judicial Affidavit , individually, is
this the one you are referring to?
A. Yes sir, all I've mentioned are the ones I am referring to.
22. Q. I have nothing more to ask, do you want to add or retract
any statement?
A. None Sir.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this


7 day of February 2019.
th

Greg Osman Gacus


Affiant

SWORN ATTESTATION

The undersigned hereby attests that, as counsel of the witness,


he faithfully recorded the questions he asked and the corresponding
answer of the witness and that he did not coach the witness’ answers
to the questions propounded.

ROFEL BAYAGA KIAMCO


City Prosecutor, Cebu City
MCLE Compliance No. VI-0003551
Valid until April 14, 2022

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