Charges against a member of the City Council of Himamaylan City for allegedly
raping a minor house maid on several occasions in the last two years are set to
be filed today.
BROADCASTERS PLANT TREES. The Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)
held a simultaneous tree planting activity nationwide. KBP Negros Occidental
chapter conducted its own at Spar 19 in Barangay Bunga, Salvador Benedicto (SalBen)
town Saturday morning, joined by representatives of radio stations DYAF Radyo
Veritas Global Bacolod, DYWB Bombo Radyo, DYHB RMN, DYVS Sweet Voice of
Salvation, TV station ABS-CBN, UNO-R Mass Communications student-volunteers and
DENR foresters Hadji Piansay and Alexis Ligayo. Planted were almost a thousand
seedlings of fruit-bearing and other tree species. The event was in line with
the KBP Week Celebration and was led by KBP Negros Occ. Chapter chairman Jopy
Plotria of i FM, ABS-CBN Bacolod station manager Leilani S. Alba & reporter
Meneil Lopez, DYVS’ Joy Q. Pastoral, DYWB Bombo Radyo manager Mary Divine Grace
Cuello, KBP’s Bert Pabulayan & Bombo Daniel Lecciones, among others.* (More
photos on Page 5 - Jun Gaton / Pasiplat photos)
Supt Antonieto Cañete, Himamaylan City PNP chief said the Himamaylan Police
is filing today the charges against the Sangguniang Panlungsod member he did not
However, in interviews with the teenage victim, her sister and her father
over radio stations Aksyon Radyo and Bombo Radyo, they alleged that the suspect
is Councilor Harry Sian.
The victim also narrated in separate interviews what she went through while
working in the councilor’s household.
Himamaylan PNP chief, Supt.Cañete said the sworn affidavist of the victim is
now ready. The case should have been filed Friday but the Himamaylan City
Prosecutor was absent, he said.
Cañete said, they went to the Kabankalan City Prosecutor’s Office but they
were told they have no jurisdiction.
Now, 17, the victim disclosed in interviews the she was raped since she was
14 years old.
From then on, she was raped by the suspect on several occasions especially
when they are all alone or even if there were people outside the suspect’s room.
The suspect would tell her to either bring him food, or clean his room. When
inside, she got abused.
Just recently she was even abused inside the suspect’s car even with her
sister in the back seat, infront of a bank in Binalbagan town.