Chinese woman’s chopped up body found in Makati condo

November 23, 2018
Zhang Chuning

JEALOUSY triggered the gruesome murder of an alleged lesbian Chinese national whose chopped up body was found stuffed in a suitcase Thursday afternoon in Makati City.

Southern Police District (SPD) Acting Director Senior Supt. Eliseo Cruz identified the  victim as Wang Yalei, 26, of The Lerato Residence Tower 1, Malugay Street in Bgy. Bel-Air.

The suspects who were all Chinese nationals identified as Zhang Chuning, 22, the alleged mastermind, reportedly a lesbian  billeted at Unit 1116 at the 11th floor of The Lerato Residence Tower; Zhang Cha Quan, Wang Xue and Zhang Yi XI, were arrested by Makati City Police Station headed by Senior Superintendent Rogelio Simon shortly after the incident at around 5:45 p.m.

Prior to the discovery of chop-chop body, a housekeeping employee reported to the security personnel the discovery of a nylon bag which was disposed in the garbage bin with bloodied clothes, tissues and bloodstained kitchen knife.

Security personnel immediately reviewed the CCTV footages and saw one of the suspects coming out from room 1116 carrying the nylon bag, prompting them to proceed to the room and found the four suspects still inside. A bloodied luggage was discovered in the toilet.

Elements of Makati police who responded to the area, together with the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), discovered the dismembered body of the victim stuffed in four separate pieces of luggage and placed in the toilet.

Before the gruesome murder, police said the victim and the suspects were drinking. Wang Yalei and Zhang Chuning later argued after the latter allegedly admitted having an affair with the former’s girlfriend.

The victim allegedly tried to stab Zhang who managed to grab the knife and asked her friends to help her chop up the body of the victim and placed the dismembered body parts in four luggages.

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said they will coordinate with the Bureau of Immigration to verify if the arrested suspects were illegally staying in the country.

Cruz said the discovery of the mutilated body parts of Wang Yalei came just hours after agents of the Regional Special Operations Unit of the National Capital Region Police Office and the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group raided an office in Pasig City believed to be a hub of illegal online gambling operations and arrested 93 Chinese nationals believed to be working illegally in the country.

Meanwhile, Senator Joel Villanueva is set to conduct an inquiry to investigate the influx of foreign nationals working illegally in the country after the arrest of more than 90 Chinese nationals involved in illegal online gambling activities in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

“Our country’s labor laws and immigration rules must be clear and strictly enforced,” Villanueva said after he received reports that around 93 Chinese nationals were arrested in a police operation inside a condominium building in Pasig City while equipments used in online gambling activities were confiscated.

Villanueva stressed that it is equally important the government to be vigilant in keeping the country free from the scourge of illegal online gambling.

He insisted that there is an immediate necessity to review the country’s laws, enforcement of system and coordination of various agencies in regulating the influx of foreign workers.

He added that illegal Chinese workers has come and “shamelessly” robbed the Filipinos of jobs that is why there is a dire need to strengthen legislation.

With Marlon Purificacion and Alfred Dalizon