- Actress Jennylyn Mercado tweeted a lighthearted joke about PNP’s inconsistency regarding the case surrounding flight attendant Christina Dacera’s death.
- Contrary to what the PNP claimed as a “solved” case, NCPRO chief said that it is not yet solved as there is still no clear context of what happened that night.
- Netizens then expressed their frustrations towards PNP for allegedly using a woman’s death to redirect the public’s anger from past issues.
Despite the confusing statements of the Philippine National Police regarding the death of flight attendant Christina Dacera, actress Jennylyn Mercado didn’t fail to make the mood somewhat more light-hearted when she cracked a joke on Twitter.
The actress quote-tweeted the news of the NCRPO stating that the case is not yet solved despite what the PNP, including its chief Gen. Debold Sinas, claimed.
“Kung sinabi mo nang na-solve, dapat may klaro kung sino ‘yung na-rape, sino ba talaga ‘yung nang-rape, kung mayroon bang rape o ano ba talaga ang cause ng pagkamatay,” NCRPO chief BGen. Vicente Danao Jr. said in an interview with News5.
“Baka naman too much intoxication sa alak. So dapat ‘yung mga ‘yun ay ma-clear muna natin. Kasi baka mamaya mayroong ininom or unknowingly may pinainom. ‘Yung mga ganoon, so we have to identify these persons kung sino itong mga ito.”
Jennylyn then made her followers chuckle after stating that the officials don’t have a chat room to discuss their statements.
Wala silang gc. https://t.co/qmxVtEAfHF
— jennylyn mercado (@MercadoJen) January 5, 2021
Netizens then questioned the PNP’s conclusion that Dacera was raped when there is a lack of investigation. Added to that, the names of the 11 people who are said to be involved were released to the public. The men were then subjected to public scrutiny even without proof of involvement.
christine dacera's autopsy showed ruptured aortic aneurysm. idk how and why the pnp's conclusion led to rape slay without fully investigating. the lack of investigation just ruined the names of the 11 ppl involved. tho the discussion regarding the rape culture was smth we needed.
— vince (@vinscharle) January 5, 2021
Another netizen stated that the leaked autopsy of the flight attendant’s body only proved three things: that the PNP fabricated the rape angle, for people to self-correct, and that victim blaming was still evident.
The leaked autopsy proves 3 things:
1. PNP fabricated the rape angle. An injustice to the victim. They can't be trusted w the investigation
2. Everyone who fell for the propaganda have the obligation to self-correct & clear names
3. The victim blaming we fight against was real
— Karla (@denisebaduria) January 5, 2021
Francis Baraan IV then said that the PNP just used Dacera to make the 11 men look bad and to deem the police as competent despite past issues in the agency.
WTF. This looks like PNP is using Dacera case to deliberately make the 11 guys look bad—to make themselves look competent—hoping to make us forget about the flak they got after a cop shot some1, & after public scrutiny over the systemic abuse of power w/in their ranks heightened! https://t.co/6v8irrIbao
— Francis Baraan IV (@MrFrankBaraan) January 5, 2021
Someone also shared the same opinions, saying that Dacera’s death is being used to redirect people’s anger from the case of Staff Sergeant Jonel Nuezca who shot two people to death in Tarlac.
so pnp basically put the spotlight on an alleged rape-slay case of a beautiful up graduate flight attendant with a whopping number of 11 suspects, ticking all the boxes for a case that they knew would instantly enrage ppl, all so they could redirect our anger from nuezca's case
— tala 🌷✨ (@chrystalliize) January 5, 2021
People then reminded everyone not to forget the past issues that the agency caused.
ALSO!!! PLEASE DONT FORGET ABOUT THE TUMANDOK MASSACRE VICTIMS, THE PANAY MASSACRE AND ILLEGAL ARRESTS VICTIMS, AND ALL THE KATARANTADUHAN THE PNP DID!!!! NEVER FORGET!!!!!
— AGNAS DAILY (@succinylkillin) January 5, 2021
Jude Macasinag described the PNP as “incompetent.”
the only thing consistent nowadays is the PNP’s incompetency
— Jude Macasinag (@judeisjude) January 5, 2021
The PNP also called the 11 men “suspects” even though there’s a lack of investigation.
The PNP was irresponsible in calling them suspects if they actually are persons of interest
— modern-day hippie #JUNKTERRORBILLNOW (@trishaobannon) January 5, 2021
Benedict Cua then remained opomistic and hopeful as he apologized for picking a side without knowing all the details.
let’s all champion justice, whether it be for Christine or the supposed wrongly accused. I apologize if my emotions got the better of me, it was unfair to pick a side without knowing all the facts. Let’s hope the PNP does their job and get to the bottom of this.
— Benedict Cua (@benedict_cua) January 5, 2021
One also pointed out the error in PNP’s statement regarding Dacera’s cause of death.
"Ruptured aortic aneurysm – the veins in her brain burst."
NAKAKAGIGIL KAYO HA.
Aorta = largest artery of the heart
Heart =/= brain
Artery =/= Vein
GET YOUR ANATOMY RIGHT, PNP.
— Ming (@lumiflakes) January 5, 2021
Sinas then warned eight of the 11 men who were allegedly at the New Year party with Dacera. He told them to surrender within 72 hours or they will be hunted down.
Three of the 11 men already surfaced and surrendered to the Makati police.
“This is a fair warning. Surrender within 72 hours or we will hunt you down using force if necessary,” Sinas said in a statement on January 5.
“We know who you are. Your family must turn you over to the police.”