Calls for justice pour in for Kae Davantes
Revive death penalty, some netizens say
MANILA -- Calls for justice have poured in via social media following the brutal murder of Kristelle "Kae" Davantes, a senior account manager of advertising agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines Inc.
The 25-year-old Davantes, who went missing Friday last week, was found dead at the Tibagan Bridge in Barangay Sabutan, Silang, Cavite early morning on Saturday.
Her body was found with stab wounds, her mouth covered with a handkerchief, while her hands were tied with a seat belt.
Recovered beside the victim's body were a knife and a wire believed to have been used in the crime.
Davantes was last seen in Fort Bonifacio driving her silver Toyota Altis with plate number PIM 961, which remains missing until now.
Family and friends on Monday created a page on social networking site Facebook named "Justice for KAE."
"Families and friends, let's all unite. We will not stop until we find justice. #justiceforkae To our Kae, we love you so much," the Facebook page read.
The page has gained 53,446 likes, as of posting.
Aside from expressing their sympathies to Davantes' loved ones, some netizens called on the government to not stop until the person(s) behind her killing is put behind bars.
Some of them even demanded that the death penalty be revived after another "heinous crime" and "senseless killing."
Dan Derayunan said, "To our police officers, I ask you to do your best, as fast as you can to bring justice to this heinous crime."
Jessica Lising posted: "Ang death penalty tinanggal dahil raw sa labag sa HUMAN RIGHTS ng kriminal. Eh paano ang human rights ng biktima? Ang kriminal pag pinatawan ng death sentence hihiga, matutulog at di na magigising. Ang biktima pag pinatay binubugbog, pinahihirapan, sinasaksak, binabaril, ginagahasa, binababoy, at ang huli nyang alaala puro sakit. Sino ang may mas karapatan sa HUMAN RIGHTS?"
"An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. May the long hand of justice catch up with the perpetrators. May they suffer the consequence of their wickedness," said Facebook user Clark Calungsod.
Alvin Talaogon said, "Mr.President dapat na talagang ibalik ang death penalty!..lalong lumalala ang crimen sa ating bayan.."
Using the hashtag #JusticeforKae, Filipinos also expressed their sadness over the incident on microblogging site Twitter.
Many of them also renewed calls for the revival of the death penalty.
Some also lamented how seemingly unsafe it is nowadays.
Justice for Kae. How safe are we on the streets, Mr. President? #justiceforkae.
— Photoworld 360º (@photoworld360) September 10, 2013
#JusticeForKae :( sana mahanap o makonsensya yung pumatay sa kanya! Mahuli na sana!
— ^Rolin Magno^ (@iamrolinmagno) September 10, 2013
It's not just death penalty. Nobody in PH knows how to investigate and carry out justice, let alone prevent violent crimes. #JusticeforKae
— Aussy A. Aportadera (@aaaussy) September 10, 2013
Prayers go out to McCann ad exec Kristelle Davantes and her loved ones. Ladies please be careful when you head out. #JusticeforKae
— Cesca Litton (@CheckLit) September 10, 2013