NBI visits PNP to share findings on Dacera’s death

Published February 16, 2021, 10:45 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are set to go to the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to share findings on the investigations conducted on the death of flight attendant Christine Angelica F. Dacera.

Christine Dacera (Instagram)

 NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said in a text message that “shared or joint examination will be done at PNP Crime laboratory.”

Dacera was found unconscious last Jan. 1 in the bath tub of her room at the City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati City where she celebrated the new year with her friends.

 She was rushed to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) where she was declared dead on arrival.

 The Makati City Prosecutor’s Office has started conducting a preliminary investigation on the rape with homicide complaint the PNP filed against 11 men on Dacera’s death.

 Early this week, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said “the PNP will share its evidence (specimens, garments, mobile phones) with the NBI,” and the NBI is expected to “complete and finalize its report soon thereafter.” 

“I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor,” Guevarra said.

Last month, Guevarra issued Department Order No. 006 that directed the NBI “to conduct an investigation on the death of Christine F. Dacera, who died on 01 January 2021 in Makati City and, if evidence warrants, to file the appropriate charges against all persons involved and found responsible for any unlawful act in connection therewith.”