The 17 year old, University of the Philippine Los Banos female student who had been raped near the university had finally identified the suspect. As reported, the victime was raped in almost the same spot a female student name Given Grace Cebanico had been raped and killed in 2011 had
UPLB Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Dr. Enrique Tolentino Jr confirmed that the raped victim’s case has been reposted to the police but withheld the identity of the college student as requested by the family. The student is suffering from trauma and under the care of Los Banos police.
In the morning of October 17, the student positively identified the suspect as Jose Montecillo y Vivas, also known as Joey, a 26 year old tricycle driver. According to Laguna provincial director Senior Superintendent Florendo Saligao, the suspect was arrested in Calauan town.
The police had their break in the case when they found the suspect’s live-in partner in the local hospital after she had given birth to their fifth child. She surrendered to the police the letter written to her by Joey and handed by his sibling. In the letter, Montecillo asked for her forgiveness and said that he needed to escape arrest. Saligao stated that they will file a case against the arrested suspect.
Upon arrest, Montecillo had repeatedly asked for forgiveness to his victim and her family. He also denied that he was under the influence of any drug or liquor. The victim is already discharged from the hospital but still under trauma. She was the one who had identified the suspect.
On October 11, 2011, a Computer Science student, Cebanico, was raped and killed in amost the same place. After her death, there were lamp posts put up along the road, but soon the lights were gone. Reference: interaksyon