Press Release
September 17, 2013


SENATOR Cynthia Villar has filed a resolution to deplore the gruesome murder of account executive Kristelle "Kae" Davantes and called on law enforcers to immediately arrest the suspects.

In filing Senate Resolution No. 255, she said the Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation, which serve as our protectors and guardians, should make sure they bring the criminal offenders to justice.

"The Senate shares the nation's grief over the death of Kristelle "Kae" Davantes, condemns the heinous crime committed, and urges law enforcement agencies to act with dispatch in identifying the perpetrators of the crime so that they may be brought to justice," read Villar's resolution.

Villar cited news accounts that the body of the victim, 25, senior account manager of MRM Digital Marketing Agency, Manila branch, under Mc-Cann Worldgroup Philippines, was found under a bridge in Silang, Cavite at 6 am last September 7. She was last seen shortly after 1 a.m. of the same date, driving her Toyota Altis as she left the parking lot in Bonifacio Global City. Davantes was a resident of Las Pinas City.

Citing initial police investigation, Villar said Davantes was found with multiple stabwounds in the body, her mouth gagged with a handkerchief and her hands tied with the seatbelt of a car.

Also recalled in the resolution were the senseless deaths of Mary Grace Esguerra, an 11-year old girl who was abducted and killed by a pedicab driver last March 2013, and Julie Calet, a high school student who was bound and whose throat was slit in her own home in Pangasinan last September 7.

"We believe that women are more exposed to danger and highly vulnerable to crimes, which should be the outmost concern of and immediately addressed by our law enforcement agencies," further stated Villar.

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