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.
This episode’s companion photos: instagram.com/p/B1onShlnRZ9/
References:esquiremag.ph, chanrobles.com, cnnphilippines.com, news.abs-cbn.com, philstar.com, inquirer.net, rappler.com, onenews.ph
Music: “This House” and “Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
(Photo above via onenews.ph)