Two teens—15-year-old Fabel Pineda and her 18-year-old cousin—attended a friend’s party in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, on June 27. At 1 a.m. the following day, two police officers, Police Staff Sergeants Randy Ramos and Marawi Torda of the town’s police station, arrested them for allegedly breaching curfew, and offered to take them home. Instead, the two men allegedly took the girls to a beach where one of them raped the 18-year-old, while the other sexually molested
As you read this, Reader, we should know the decision of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises regarding the ABS-CBN franchise renewal. Assuming everything goes on schedule. But I write this column on Thursday evening, after the congressional hearings (there were 12 averaging 9 hours each), and the summations.