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Gabriela supports alleged rape victim of Pantabangan Vice-Mayor

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gabriela supports alleged rape victim of Pantabangan Vice-Mayor

“We must continue to rage against rape especially if the accused is a public official who use and abuse their power to inflict violence.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan
The two representatives of Gabriela Women’s Party Luz Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus accompanied a minor who alleged that she was raped by Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija vice mayor Romeo R. Borja as she filed a case at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The 18-year old “Jasmin” accused the official of repeatedly raping her since June 2011. She said Borja threatened to kill her and her family if she refused to give in to him. Jasmin is now eight months pregnant with Borja’s child.

In her complaint affidavit, Jasmin said she first met Borja in April 2010 at a local beauty pageant where she was a contestant and eventual winner. She said Borja wanted her to have a relationship with him, but she rejected his advances because she knew that he was married.

In June 2011, she said she went to a friend’s house where she took an alcoholic beverage, and soon after lost consciousness. When she woke up, Jasmin said, she found herself being raped by the government official.

Jasmin alleged that the official raped her several more times on different occasions and she was powerless against stopping Borja because as she said, the official blackmailed her. Borja allegedly threatened to expose what happened by posting naked pictures of her on Facebook and other social networking sites.... MORE

URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2012/05/08/gabriela-supports-alleged-rape-victim-of-pantabangan-vice-mayor/


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