Antonio Sanchez and the Rape-Slay of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez (1993)

Mary Eileen Sarmenta was a 21-year old U.P. Los Baños student who was brutally raped and, with her schoolmate and friend Allan Gomez, murdered by ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez and his men in 1993. For this crime, Sanchez was sentenced to seven counts of reclusion perpetua or a maximum of 40 years in prison, but a 2019 Supreme Court ruling that R.A. 10592 be applied retroactively threatens to allow his early release due to good behavior.

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Music: “This House” and “Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin MacLeod (

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