Sorsogon rape-slay victim thrown in cliff; case sparks online fury

The rape-slay case in Sorsogon, in which the victim was thrown in a cliff after being raped and murdered, sparked online fury.

In a Facebook post, a relative identified the victim as Maricel Villamayor who hailed from Iriga City, just 3½ hours away from Sorsogon City.

The body of the victim was reportedly found last Friday, July 22, in Barangay Singangatan in Matnog, a third class municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

Details as to what Villamayor was doing in the area or how she got there are still unclear.

Her family and relatives cried for justice while netizens on social media called out the Commission on Human Rights and concerned government agencies to take action on the case.

Others urged the Duterte administration to restore the death penalty.