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Makabayan bloc files House resolution to probe Fabel Pineda rape, murder

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The six-member Makabayan bloc filed on Tuesday a House resolution to investigate the rape and killing of 15-year-old Fabel Pineda who was killed after filing a complaint for acts of lasciviousness against a policeman in Ilocos Sur.

The resolution also recommends measures to “strengthen existing laws to protect women and give justice to victims of men in uniform.”

Police said murder charges were filed before the Ilocos provincial prosecutor against Police Staff Sergeants Randy Ramos and Marawi Torda from the San Juan Municipal Police Station on Friday.

The victim earlier filed a complaint against Tordo for alleged acts of lasciviousness, while rape charges were also filed against Ramos by the victim’s 18-year-old cousin.

According to the Cabugao Municipal Police Station, the two girls were arrested for violating the curfew and were allegedly drunk when the cops attacked them but the 15-year-old victim managed to get away.

The two suspects are now under restrictive custody.

ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro condemned the rape and murder, blasting the “worsening culture of impunity that continues to pervade in the police force.”

“We strongly condemn the rape and murder of 15-year old Fabel Pineda in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur by two police officers. We also call for an independent and impartial investigation on this case,” Castro said.

“The police have been actively attacking the people in different forms. Harassment, threats, and worse, killings,” she said.

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