By Ria Fernandez
An irate chief of Manila Police District (MPD) vowed on Friday to put the suspects in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Tondo to their rightful place if they would not stop with their criminal activities.
“Pag ‘di [kayo] tumigil may kalalagyan kayo lalo kung habitual e di na maganda ‘yan (If you do not stop, you will have your rightful place especially when it is already habitual. That is not good anymore),” Manila’s top cop Police Chief Supt. Vicente Danao Jr. said over a phone interview with the Manila Bulletin.
He also warned others who are planning to do the same.
“You prepare kung saan kayo ililibing (where you will be buried),” Danao continued, ending his statement with expletives.
Police retrieved a group chat where the suspects laughed at the gang rape and posted photos of the private parts of the victim, whom they invited and drugged in a drinking spree, following the arrest of their fourth accomplice on Wednesday.
Two videos of the alleged rape were also recovered.
MPD Station 1 commander Police Supt. Reynaldo Magdaluyo expressed belief that the seven-man gang called “Tondo F***boys” also victimized other girls.
Thus, he encouraged possible victims to come forward and file cases against them.
Meanwhile, three other suspects are still at-large.
“Habang maaga sumurrender na kayo kasi pag lumabas ang warrant niyo, ililibing ko kayo ng buhay (Surrender now while it is still early because if your warrant gets issued, I will bury you alive),” Danao said.
Effect of drugs
Danao said that the latest finding in the ongoing investigation revealed that the suspects are drug users.
He already advised to subject them to a drug test to verify.
“So makikita mo ang (you will see the) effect [ng (of) illegal drugs]…it makes you crazy,” he said.
The MPD director also has a message to parents and children, especially the teenagers, to avoid the same incident from happening to them.
“Sana (I hope) this will serve as lesson na wag basta basta magtitiwala (not to easily trust),” Danao said.
“Sana maging (I hope they will be) cautious sa (with their) actions para hindi na ito maulit (for this not to happen again)… kasi (because) we can avoid it pero(pero) we are not blaming the victim,” he added.