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
Chiong rape case
July 16,1997Marijoy Chiong, collegebeauty queen, raped andkilled
Jacqueline Chiong, raped(disappeared)The Supreme Courtsentenced to death on
February 3, 2004 the following suspects:
Francisco Juan "Paco" Larrañaga, ascion of the influential and powerfulOsmeña clan
Jozman Aznar, whose family owns ahospital and a school
James Anthony Uy, one of the sevensuspects, was spared from the death penaltybecause he was only 16 at the time the crimewas committed
James Andrew Uy, older brother of James Anthony, was originally sentenced to death,but was downgraded to life imprisonmentafter the court found out that he was only 17years old when the crime was committed.Jacqueline and Marijoy were waiting for a ridehome when they were forced into a car atabout 10 p.m. on July 16, 1997 at the AyalaCenter Cebu.The sisters were brought to a house inBarangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, where theywere raped. Then they were brought to SitioTan-awan in Carcar town, about 40 km southof here, where they were again molested.Marijoy's badly bruised body was found in aravine in Sitio Tan-awan a day after theabduction. Jacqueline's body remains missingto this day.
199611-year old girl, rapedZamboanga del Norte Congressman RomeoJalosjos was found guilty beyond reasonabledoubt of two counts of statutory rape and sixcounts of acts of lasciviousness..The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court'sdecision sentencing Jalosjos to two reclusionperpetua. He was also ordered to pay theadditional amount of P50,000.00 as civilindemnity for each count of statutory rapeand acts of lasciviousness.The SC also increased to P50,000.00 theaward of moral damages for each count of acts of lasciviousness. .Statutory rape case.