MILET JURIAL testified that she hails from San Jose, Digos, Davao del Sur. She claimed to be only 14 years old5 at the time of the incident. Despite her tender age, she admitted to having been deflowered by a boy friend in the province. At the invitation of one Erlinda Undang, she came to Manila on October 20, 1998, to work as a saleslady, but wound up as a cook in Malate. Unable to take her employer’s maltreatment, she fled from her employer on the night of January 18, 1999, with co-employee Susan Yap. They wound up in Luneta Park. They were seated near the Rizal Monument, when appellant approached them. He introduced himself as a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agent investigating cases of missing children and offered to help the two distressed girls. Fearing that their employer’s security guard might find them, the two girls readily went with him. Appellant brought them to Harrison Street, Manila where his uncle, a policeman, supposedly resided. As the uncle was not there, they went for a stroll at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) complex. Appellant then invited her to buy buko. They left Susan behind. She voluntarily went with appellant, as she believed he would not "touch her." They took a cab to Pasay Rotonda, where they had a meal. He then brought her to Baclaran Church where they stayed until 4:00 A.M. When Milet complained she was sleepy, appellant offered her shelter for the night and brought her to Mahal Kita Motel in Pasay City.
Inside the motel room, complainant felt thirsty and asked for a glass of water from appellant. After she drank the water, she felt dizzy, fell on the bed, and slept. When she came to, she found herself naked on the bed with appellant lying on top of her, his penis inside her vagina. She tried to push him aside but he threatened to kill her if she resisted and shouted for help. Appellant succeeded in having carnal knowledge of her. They stayed in the motel until about 12:00 o’clock noon. She could not leave as appellant sat near the bedroom door.
From the motel, appellant brought Milet to Harrison Plaza where they had lunch. He next brought her to a chapel on the second floor of the mall. He left her at the chapel after telling her he would look for money, but promised to be back for her. After appellant left, she asked for help from one Aldwin Coronel who was also inside the chapel. Aldwin informed her that the man she was with was a pimp. Aldwin accompanied Milet to the office of the mall security force where she revealed that Gavina had raped her. Responding policemen immediately arrested appellant upon his return.
The “Ulo” referred to in the above photo is the head of the dog. Right photo shows how it is served
Uncooked dog meat is openly sold in the wet markets at Php65.00 (US$1.40) per kilogram.
a. Using a looped pole, the dog is pulled from the cramped cage. The butcher hits the dog in the head several times, using a hard object, usually a wooden paddle, until the dog drops unconscious
b. Using a sharp knife, the butcher slashes the dog’s throat, making sure to hit the dog’s jugular vein, and lets the blood ooze out. The blood is collected in a bowl, as this is also sold.
c. The dog’s body is then placed over the fire to burn its fur.
e. Depending on the request of the customer(s), the dog carcass is sold in whole, with just the intestines removed and cleaned; or, the butcher chops the body and sells it retail (by the kilogram) at the public markets.
The facade of the slaughterhouse beside the City Veterinary Office(left) and the City’s Dog pound (right), where some unscrupulous individuals have the dogs [bought from the pound] butchered. Seen in the right photo is the distance between the City Veterinary Office [which is on the left side] and the slaughterhouse [on the right side].