Makati police have charged the 11 men involved in the death of Christine Angelica Dacera on New Year’s Day with provisional rape and homicide, according to Coconuts Manila.
Dacera was a flight attendant at Philippine Airlines, she was found without a pulse in a Makati hotel bathtub after spending the night partying with her colleagues and acquaintances. The 23-year-old victim was pronounced dead when she arrived at the Makati Medical Center. The authorities said her body had abrasions and hematoma, and there were indications that she was sexually assaulted.
You deserved better. We promise to serve you justice and we will find those fucking men who did this to you. We will not stop until they rot in hell. Rest in peace, love! Fly high and thank you. #JusticeForChristineDacera pic.twitter.com/bYNsvISdrc
— Blair (@amoraelysecam) January 4, 2021
Makati police chief Colonel Harold Depositar told The Philippine Daily Inquirer that they are filing cases of provisional rape because they have yet to receive the autopsy and toxicology results, which are scheduled to be released today. Despositar insisted that the rape charge had a basis, saying that Christine had “lacerations and sperm in her genitalia.”
As of today, only three of the suspects have been arrested by the police: John Pascual dela Serna III, 27; Rommel Daluro Galido, 29; and John Paul Reyes Halili, 25. The Makati police have yet to find the remaining eight suspects.
Sharon Rose Dacera, mother of flight attendant Christine Angelica, cries for justice while she was being interviewed outside the Prosecutor’s Office at Makati City Hall today.
Mother of Christine Angelica to the people behind the death of her daughter:”Hindi laruan ang anak ko, hindi baboy. Bakit ginawa niyo ito sa anak ko?”
In a statement, the Philippine Airlines where Dacera worked also said: “PAL Express mourns the tragic death of Christine Angela Dacera last January 1 during New Year revelry in Makati City. She was an upstanding and professional PAL Express crew member who will be sorely missed by her colleagues and friends. We are extending full support to the flight attendant’s family at this most difficult time. Our desire is for the truth to come out in the interest of justice.”
The secondary cause of death of the PAL flight attendant determined is aneurysm or the bursting of an artery, the Newpapers.Ph reports.