Girl, 16, gang-raped in drinking party

THREE men, including two brothers, were arrested by the Manila Police District (MPD) after they allegedly gang- raped a 16-year-old girl early yesterday morning in Tondo, Manila.

Police said there is an indication that suspects Prince Jomari Diwa, 20, his brother Paul Cedrick, 18; Angelito Gonzalez, 25, a salesman, all of Melcalde Street, Tondo, and other suspects identified only as alias ‘Tado,’ ‘Gerald’ and ‘Elmer’ had laced the victim’s drinks with sleep-inducing drugs.

The victim told PO1 Genesis Soliven that she was invited by Diwa to a drinking session in his house with the other suspects at around 2 :45 a.m. After consuming several drinks, the victim felt dizzy and became unconscious. When she woke up, she saw Gonzalez already on top of her while Prince Jomari was watching.

Diwa and Gonzales denied the charges. They said the first to rape the victim was ‘Tado,’ followed by ‘Gerald’ and ‘Elmer.’ Gonzalez reportedly offered to marry the victim.