13 Jan 2021
Tagaytay City, Luzon (Philippines)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/13-Jan-2021/Nicole Quilaneta
CAVITE, Philippines - Three LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) members who were abducted by armed men on December 19, 2020 at their house in Bacoor City were found by the authorities both dead in a deep ravine in Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City yesterday.
The police report identified the victims as [deadname] Quilaneta alias “Nicole”, [deadname] Endrina alias “Erika” and [deadname] Bondoc alias “RR”, an alleged councilor in Brgy. Zapote Uno. They were residents of Bacoor City. The police were surprised when another body, whose identity was being determined, was also found in the thick ravine.
During the investigation, around 10:00 am, the police found the decomposed bodies of the missing victims in a deep ravine in Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City.
It was learned that the bodies of Quilaneta and Endrina were first found and then the councilor followed and another body was also found in the area. The bodies of three LGBT members were positively identified by their relatives.
3 LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS FOUND DEAD AFTER ABDUCTION IN CAVITE — Bahaghari condemns the killing of three LGBTQ+ individuals in Cavite—RR, Erika, and Nicole—whose remains were found today after being reported missing since December.#JusticeForCavite3#AchibDisBill#SOGIEEqualityNow pic.twitter.com/bo0psZqU7L— Bahaghari #NoToMarcosDuterte2022 (@Bahaghari_PH) January 13, 2021
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