HONTIVEROS CONDEMNS RAPE AND MURDER OF 16-YEAR OLD GIRL IN CEBU
Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday condemned the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan, who was found dead in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu yesterday, March 11.
"I condemn the brutal rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan. My sincerest condolences go out to Cristine's family, friends, the people of Cebu, and the community and church she served. The horrible treatment of her and the terrible state of her body are an affront to all women," Hontiveros said.
"This is a gruesome and inhuman act. I exhort the authorities to swiftly act on this case, find those responsible for this horrific crime and bring them to justice," Hontiveros added.
It was reported that Silawan was found dead on Monday morning. Reports say that she went to Church on Sunday but did not come home. Authorities found her throat slit, with several stab wounds on her body. The authorities also said that Silawan was raped before her face was skinned to the bones, exposing her skull.
The police is now hunting down three alleged suspects in the brutal crime.