Christine Dacera Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth
Christine Angelica Dacera has been in the headlines recently after her tragic death on New Year’s Eve became public.
But who was she, how did she die and has anyone been charged in connection with her death?
Christine Dacera is a 23-year-old flight attendant who was found dead in a hotel bathtub on New Year’s Day after police believed she was gang-raped at a party. The Sun reported that the young woman settled in the City Garden Hotel in Makati, just outside of Manila, Philippines, to celebrate New Year’s Eve with her friends.
According to the outlet, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight attendant was at the party with several colleagues. The exit reported that one of them, Rommel Galida, woke up around 10 am and Dacera slept in the bathtub. Galida said that he put a blanket on it and returned to bed, but when he woke up a few hours later, he fainted and turned blue.
Who was Christine Angelica Dacera?
Christine, 23, was a flight attendant from General Santos City, Philippines.
She was also known as “Ica,” by friends.
Along with being a flight attendant for Philippine Airlines, she also had graduated from the University Of The Philippines Mindanao.
UP Mindanao released an official statement regarding Christine and her death which read: “Ms. Ica was an examplar of honor and excellence in balancing her academics and passion for performing arts.
May you rest in peace and the memories of your kind-hearted soul continue to bless the hearts of the people you’ve touched in your remembrance. You will be missed, Ica. ”
What happened to the air stewardess?
Christine was found dead in a bathub in her hotel room where she was celebrating New Years with some pals.
She had checked into the four-star City Garden Hotel in the city of Makati, Manila.
One of her colleagues, Rommel Galida, said that he woke up at around 10am and noticed her asleep in the bath.
Mr Galida said he covered the Filipino stewardess with a blanket before going back to sleep.
When he woke up several hours later, he claims found her unconscious and starting to turn blue.
The Philippines Airlines stewardess was given CPR by fellow cabin crew members but she failed to respond.
She was then rushed to Makati hospital by three friends and hotel staff but doctors declared the flight attendant dead on arrival.
At the time of the incident, investigators said they stoul play as Christine’s body did have bruises and cuts including on her thighs and knees.
Has anyone been charged over her death?
Philippines police in Makati City have filed a provisional charge of rape with homicide against 11 men for Christine’s death.
Makati City police chief Colonel Harold Depositar said that a provisional charge of rape with homicide agaisnt the group was filed with the prosecutor’s office yesterday.
It is alleged these men were with Christine, and were occupying two adjacent hotel rooms in the city at the time of her death.
Depositar said the charge filed was provisional as the prosecutor’s office would be waiting for the autopsy findings and the toxicology report on Christine, which the Makati City police would submit today.
Speaking on the accused he said: “Only three of them (respondents) were Dacera’s friends.
“The others were practically strangers to her, as they were only known to her three friends.”
Christine Dacera Age
She was 23 years old.
Christine Dacera Background & Early Life
According to his Facebook profile, Dacera was born in Davao, Philippines and lived in Pasay City. She studied at the University of the Philippines and worked as a flight attendant for Philippine Airlines located outside of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila and Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) in Davao, according to her Instagram page.
Was Christine Dacera Rapped?
Galida explained that she sought help and that every colleagues were trying to revive Dacera. The Sun reported that the young woman died after being hospitalized. Detectives said the investigation is ongoing and the autopsy results are awaited. The outlet wrote that the detectives found bruises and cuts on his body, including his thighs and knees.
Police are investigating 11 people and arresting three in connection with Dacera’s New Year’s Day death, the Manila Standard reported. Philippines National Police Chief Debold Sinas said 27-year-old John Pascual Dela Serna III, 29-year-old Rommel Daluro Galida and 25-year-old John Paul Reyes Halili were arrested and charged with “murder and rape.”
Sinas also said that the authorities were looking for nine more people who were with Dacera at the hotel the night before his death. Colonel Harold Depositar, Chief of the Makati City Police Station, told The Inquirer that the rape allegation was due to the victim’s “genitals and sperm”.
His family said they thought Dacera was forced to use prohibited substances during the party. Depositar said three of the men were friends of the victim. “The others were almost unfamiliar to him, as they were only known by three of his friends,” he told the Inquirer. PAL issued a statement following the death of the flight attendant, the Manila Standard reported:
PAL Express mourns the tragic death of a flight attendant last January 1 during New Year revelry in Makati City. The flight attendant, whose identity we are not at liberty to disclose at this time, was an upstanding and professional PAL Express crew member who will be sorely missed by her colleagues and friends. Our desire is for the truth to come out in the interest of justice.
According to GMA News, Sharon, Dacera’s mother, said she asked her permission before attending her daughter’s New Year’s Eve party. She said she let her daughter go because she was going to be with her friends and she trusted them. Dacera called her mother shortly after midnight on January 1, reported an exit, and 12 hours later a friend called her to say that Dacera was dead.
Many have used social media to express their anger at the death of Dacera and called for justice for the flight attendant. One tweet shared and liked more than 3,000 times reads: “This is Christine Dacera, a Filipino flight attendant who was raped and killed by at least 9 people. 3 of the suspects have already been caught, but there were still those who roam the streets freely. Justice must be served. The hashtags #JusticeforChristineDacera and #ProtectDrunkGirls are widely used.
Another tweet, “She is Christine Angelica Dacera, a flight attendant who was found dead after attending a New Year party at a hotel in Makati with her friends. If it’s really gang rape, I hope they will rot in hell. Condolence and peace to the Dacera family. Be careful] !! “A tweet,” Can you stop victimizing the accusation !! Also, getting drunk, there will never be an invitation or consent to rape in order to satisfy your thirst, your dirty men. He (Christine Dacera) now continues to serve on the aircraft flying above should. #JusticeForChristineDacera. “