MMDA Offers P200K Reward for Arrest of 'Van Rape' Suspects

The chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority has put up a P200,000 bounty for the arrest of suspects who rape their victims in a van.


As his own initiative, MMDA chair Francis Tolentino offered the reward to anyone who can provide credible information that would lead to the capture of the alleged rapists.

He said at least three persons—a 21-year-old student, a 14-year-old girl, and a 19-year old transgender woman—have been abducted at the Magallanes Interchange and were raped inside a heavily-tinted vehicle.

The first victim was allegedly raped last September 30, the teenager last November 3, and the transgender was reportedly sexually abused recently. They were all abducted at an area along EDSA-Magallanes.

Tolentino told ABS-CBN News that they will install more CCTv cameras within the vicinity to augment the current monitoring system.

To deter crimes in the area, the MMDA chairman said he will ask for additional personnel from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

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