High Profile Rape Case

High-profile rape cases in the Philippines Researched and compiled by GMA News Research using the following Sources: Inq7. net, Philippine Headline News Online. Supreme Court decisions | | |Year |Victim(s) |Suspect(s) |Notes | |Chiong rape case | |July 16, 1997 |Marijoy Chiong, college beauty |The Supreme Court sentenced to death on February 3, 2004 the|Jacqueline and Marijoy were waiting for a ride home when they| | |queen, raped and killed |following suspects: |were forced into a car at about 10 p. . on July 16, 1997 at | | |Jacqueline Chiong, raped  |Francisco Juan “Paco” Larranaga, a scion of the influential |the Ayala Center Cebu. | |(disappeared) |and powerful Osmena clan | | | | |Jozman Aznar, whose family owns a hospital and a school  |The sisters were brought to a house in Barangay Guadalupe, | | | |Rowen Adlawan |Cebu City, where they were raped. Then they were brought to | | | |Ariel Balansag  |Sitio Tan-awan in Carcar town, about 40 km south of here, | | | |Alberto Cano |where they were again molested. | | |James Anthony Uy, one of the seven suspects, was spared from| | | | |the death penalty because he was only 16 at the time the |Marijoy’s badly bruised body was found in a ravine in Sitio | | | |crime was committed |Tan-awan a day after the abduction. Jacqueline’s body remains| | | |James Andrew Uy, older brother of James Anthony, was |missing to this day. | | | |originally sentenced to death, but was downgraded to life | | | | |imprisonment after the court found out that he was only 17 | | | | |years old when the crime was committed. | | | |Jalosjos case | |1996 |11-year old girl, raped |Zamboanga del Norte Congressman Romeo Jalosjos was found |Statutory rape case. | | | |guilty beyond reasonable doubt of two counts of statutory | | | | |rape and six counts of acts of lasciviousness.. | | | |The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision | | | | |sentencing Jalosjos to two reclusion perpetua. He was also | | | | |ordered to pay the additional amount of P50,000. 0 as civil | | | | |indemnity for each count of statutory rape and acts of | | | | |lasciviousness. | | | | |The SC also increased to P50,000. 0 the award of moral | | | | |damages for each count of acts of lasciviousness. .  | | | | Sarmenta-Gomez rape slay case | |June 28, 1993 |Mary Eileen Sarmenta, 21, UP Los |The Supreme Court found Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio |Supreme Court decision on the Allan Gomez-Eileen Sarmenta | | |Banos student, raped and killed |Sanchez and six others were found guilty of seven counts of |rape-slay | | | |rape with homicide. | | |Allan Gomez, 19, boyfriend of |George Medialdea | | | |Sarmenta, killed  |Ziolo Ama | | | | |Baldwin Brion | | | | |Luis Corcolon | | | | |Rogelio Corcolon | | | | |Pepito Kawit | | | | |Each of them were  sentenced to seven reclusion perpetua and| | | | |were ordered to pay the respective heirs of Eileen Sarmenta | | | | |and Allan Gomez P700,000. 00 as additional indemnity. | | | |Vizconde Massacre | |June 30, 1991 |Carmela Vizconde, 17, raped and |Sentenced to a jail term of reclusion perpetua on January 6,|The verdict came eight and a half years after the crime | | |killed |2000 by Judge Amelita G. Tolentino of the Paranaque Regional| | | | |Trial Court:  | | | |Estrellita Vizconde, a |Hubert Jeffrey P. Webb, son of former Senator Freddie Webb | | | |businesswoman, killed |Antonio “Tony Boy” Lejano II, (son of actress-singer Pinky | | | |Jennifer Vizconde, killed |de Leon and nephew of actor Christopher de Leon)  | | | | |Hospicio “Pyke” Fernandez  | | | | |Miguel “Ging” Rodriguez | | | | | Michael Gatchalian | | | | | Peter Estrada | | | | |Meted a jail term of 11 years, four months and one day to 12| | | | |years: | | | | |former policeman Gerardo Biong, who was convicted for being | | | | |an accessory to the rape and homicide by allegedly helping | | | | |the accused tamper with evidence | | | | |Ordered the immediate arrest of: | | | | Artemio “Dong” Ventura (at large when the verdict came out)| | | | |Joey Filart (at large when the verdict came out) | | |Maggie de la Riva case | |June 26, 1967 |movie actress Magdalena “Maggie” de |Four suspects were convicted of forcible abduction with rape|Read the Supreme Court decision on the Maggie de la Riva case| | |la Riva, 25, single |and of three other crimes of rape. Each of them were | | | | |sentenced to four death penalties and were ordered to pay de| | | | |la Riva P10,000. 00 each. | | | | |Executed in 1972 full view of television cameras were: | | | | |Jaime G. Jose | | | | |Basilio Pineda, Jr. | | | |Edgardo P. Aquino | | | | |Rogelio Canal, one of the four, died in prison on December | | | | |28 | | |[pic] |

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