Christine Angelica Dacera Rapped ( CCTV footage shows final moments of fight )
Christine Dacera is a flight attendant who was found dead in a hotel bathtub on New Year’s Day after police believed she was gang-raped at a party. The Sun reported that the young woman settled in the City Garden Hotel in Makati, just outside of Manila, Philippines, to celebrate New Year’s Eve with her friends. According to the outlet, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight attendant was at the party with several colleagues The exit reported that one of them, Rommel Galida, woke up around 10 am and Dacera slept in the bathtub. Galida said that he put a blanket on it and returned to bed, but when he woke up a few hours later, he fainted and turned blue. According to his Facebook profile, Dacera was born in Davao, Philippines and lived in Pasay City. She studied at the University of the Philippines and worked as a flight attendant for Philippine Airlines located outside of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila and Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) in Davao, according to her Instagram page
According to his Facebook profile, Dacera was born in Davao, Philippines and lived in Pasay City. She studied at the University of the Philippines and worked as a flight attendant for Philippine Airlines located outside of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila and Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) in Davao, according to her Instagram page.
Galida explained that she sought help and that her colleagues were trying to revive Dacera. The Sun reported that the young woman died after being hospitalized. Detectives said the investigation is ongoing and the autopsy results are awaited. The outlet wrote that the detectives found bruises and cuts on his body, including his thighs and knees.
Police are investigating 11 people and arresting three in connection with Dacera’s New Year’s Day death, the Manila Standard reported. Philippines National Police Chief Debold Sinas said 27-year-old John Pascual Dela Serna III, 29-year-old Rommel Daluro Galida and 25-year-old John Paul Reyes Halili were arrested and charged with “murder and rape.”
Sinas also said that the authorities were looking for nine more people who were with Dacera at the hotel the night before his death. Colonel Harold Depositar, Chief of the Makati City Police Station, told The Inquirer that the rape allegation was due to the victim’s “genitals and sperm”.
His family said they thought Dacera was forced to use prohibited substances during the party. Depositar said three of the men were friends of the victim. “The others were almost unfamiliar to him, as they were only known by three of his friends,” he told the Inquirer. PAL issued a statement following the death of the flight attendant, the Manila Standard reported: PAL Express mourns the tragic death of a flight attendant last January 1 during New Year revelry in Makati City. The flight attendant, whose identity we are not at liberty to disclose at this time, was an upstanding and professional PAL Express crew member who will be sorely missed by her colleagues and friends. Our desire is for the truth to come out in the interest of justice.
According to GMA News, Sharon, Dacera’s mother, said she asked her permission before attending her daughter’s New Year’s Eve party. She said she let her daughter go because she was going to be with her friends and she trusted them. Dacera called her mother shortly after midnight on January 1, reported an exit, and 12 hours later a friend called her to say that Dacera was dead.