3 more suspects in FEU stabbing named

Posted at 10/19/2012 7:56 AM | Updated as of 10/19/2012 1:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Far Eastern University (FEU) administration has submitted to the police the names of three more suspects in the stabbing of a University of Santo Tomas (UST) student inside its campus last October 2.

Speaking to dzMM, Manila Police District Station 4 Commander Superintendent James Afalla said following its internal investigation, the FEU administration identified the three suspects as April Borromeo, Danica Suba and Danica Ortega.

Afalla said FEU had already expelled the students, who are accused of stabbing UST student Joanne Lourdes Reyes inside the FEU campus in Morayta last October 2.

He said frustrated murder charges have already been filed against the three.

The first suspect to be identified and charged was Christine Acosta, a graduating nursing student of FEU.

Afalla said Acosta has yet to surface. He said even Acosta's father, who had promised to surrender his daughter, has gone missing.

He said they have yet to identify at least one more suspect.

"So far, pinag-aaralan pa kasi hindi na-capture ng CCTV. Pero ang [salaysay] ng biktima ay more or less four or five [ang umatake sa kanya]," he said.

Reyes, an Information Technology student, attended the awarding ceremony of a film competition inside the university last October 2. After leaving the venue of the event, at least five women attacked her.

Reyes said one of the suspects first attacked her with a pepper spray before she was stabbed.

She was rushed to the Chinese General Hospital after being stabbed five times in the back, once on the scalp and once on the belly, which pierced her intestine.