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High-profile rape cases in the Philippines

Researched and compiled by GMA News Research using the following Sources:, Philippine Headline News Online. Supreme Court decisions Year Victim(s) Suspect(s) Notes

Chiong rape case

July 16, 1997 Marijoy Chiong, college beauty queen, raped and killed Jacqueline Chiong, raped (disappeared) The Supreme Court sentenced to death on February 3, 2004 the following suspects: Francisco Juan "Paco" Larraaga, a scion of the influential and powerful Osmea clan Jozman Aznar, whose family owns a hospital and a school Rowen Adlawan Ariel Balansag Alberto Cao Jacqueline and Marijoy were waiting for a ride home when they were forced into a car at about 10 p.m. on July 16, 1997 at the Ayala Center Cebu. The sisters were brought to a house in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, where they were raped. Then they were brought to Sitio Tan-awan in Carcar town, about 40 km south of here, where they were again molested. Marijoy's badly bruised body was found in a ravine in Sitio Tan-awan a day after the abduction. Jacqueline's body remains missing to this day.

James Anthony Uy, one of the seven suspects, was spared from the death penalty because he was only 16 at the time the crime was committed James Andrew Uy, older brother of James Anthony, was 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 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 P50,000.00 as civil indemnity for each count of statutory rape and acts of lasciviousness. The SC also increased to P50,000.00 the award of moral damages for each count of acts of lasciviousness. . Statutory rape case.

Sarmenta-Gomez rape slay case

June 28, 1993 Mary Eileen Sarmenta, 21, The Supreme Court found Calauan, Laguna UP Los Baos student, Mayor Antonio Sanchez and six others were raped and killed found guilty of seven counts of rape with homicide. Allan Gomez, 19, boyfriend of Sarmenta, George Medialdea 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. Supreme Court decision on the Allan GomezEileen Sarmenta rape-slay

Vizconde Massacre
June 30, 1991 Carmela Vizconde, 17, raped and killed Estrellita Vizconde, a businesswoman, killed Jennifer Vizconde, killed Sentenced to a jail term of reclusion perpetua The verdict came eight and a half years after on January 6, 2000 by Judge Amelita G. the crime Tolentino of the Paranaque Regional Trial Court: Hubert Jeffrey P. Webb, son of former Senator Freddie Webb Antonio "Tony Boy" Lejano II, (son of actress-singer Pinky 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 la Riva, 25, single Four suspects were convicted of forcible Read the Supreme Court decision on the abduction with rape and of three other crimes Maggie de la Riva case 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 Caal, one of the four, died in prison on December 28