The Subic Rape Case (2005)

In the early hours one Wednesday in 2005, a young woman was found on the pier of Subic Bay Freeport Zone, drunk, disheveled and crying. She claimed to have been raped by American serviceman Daniel Smith, resulting in a landmark case tried under the Philippines-United States Visiting Forces Agreement.

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Episode researched and co-written by Kayla De Leon


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

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