Dacera family spox says Makati Police has not yet provided complete CCTV footage of hotel

Published January 27, 2021, 2:41 PM

by Jel Santos

The Makati City Police Station has not yet provided the Digital Video Recording (DVR) or the complete closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the City Garden Grand Hotel, Dacera family spokesperson lawyer Roger “Brick” Reyes said on Wednesday (January 27).

Christine Dacera (Instagram)

He said the complete CCTV footage of the hotel is important to find out what really happened to Christine Dacera.

“We have been given USB but not given the DVR which contains the entire transcript of CCTV during those days Dec 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021,” he said outside the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Reyes, Makati Police only provided them with splices of incidents, saying many footages are missing.

“In other words, they could splice edit so you don’t have a complete record,” Reyes said.   

“Sometimes we wonder why they are not divulging everything on the part of the hotel and Makati police,” he added.

Dacera was reportedly found lifeless in a bathtub in City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati City on January 1.

It can be recalled that Dacera family said they strongly believe there is foul play behind her demise.

On Wednesday morning, Makati City Police filed additional documentary evidence before the Makati Prosecutor’s Office at the City Hall during the continuation of the preliminary investigation.

After the preliminary investigation, lawyer Michael Santiago, counsel of the respondents John Pascual Dela Serna III, Rommel Galido, Gregorio Angelo Rafael De Guzman, and Allaine “Valentine Rosales” Chen, said they will submit their counter affidavits on February 3.