Justice for Kae: AdBoard's open letter to PNoy, de Lima
MANILA - In an open letter addressed to President Benigno Aquino III and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, the Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard) demanded that they use their power to give justice to the brutal death of Kristelle "Kae" Davantes.
Davantes, a 25-year-old senior account manager of advertising agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines Inc., was found dead in Barangay Sabutan, Silang, Cavite last Saturday.
She was last seen in Fort Bonifacio Friday last week driving her silver Toyota Altis with plate number PIM-961, which remains missing until now.
Her body was found with stab wounds, her mouth covered with a handkerchief, while her hands were tied with a seat belt.
"We condemn this violence, and demand the authorities to use their power to give Kae justice. We appeal for speedy, thorough and full investigation," the AdBoard said in the letter, which was published on the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Friday.
"For what good are a rising economy and a growing GDP if the country's people are unsafe? We still fear for our security, our lives, amidst this lawlessness. Kae paid for the persistent lack of peace and order in our country with her life -- as did hundreds of other innocent victims and namelss faces that await closure and justice," it added.
The AdBoard also extended its condolences to the family and friends of Davantes, whose "young and promising life was cut brutally short by perpetrators who are still at large."
With its member-associations, the AdBoard also offered its resources for an information campaign so that the suspects behind the killing can no longer victimize other people.
"We hope Mr. President and Madame Secretary will heed our call for justice and vindication for our faithful colleague, Kae," it said.