The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has charged 11 individuals over the death Christine Angela Dacera, the flight attendant found dead in a hotel room on New Year’s Day.
The NBI said Mark Anthony Rosales and Romel Galido, two of Dacera’s companions on the night before she died, were charged with violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act for allegedly delivering and giving away party drugs.
Rosales also faces another drug charge for bringing and introducing party drugs to his companions during their New Year’s Day gathering.
Also charged along with Dacera’s companions was their lawyer, Neptali Maroto, for obstruction of justice for supposedly giving false or fabricated information meant to mislead or prevent law enforcement agencies from apprehending the suspects.
Meanwhile, Galido, John Pascual Dela Serna and Darwin Joseph Macalla, were charged with perjury for allegedly providing false testimonies.
Dela Serna, Jezreel Rapinan, Alain Chen and Louie Delima were charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide for supposedly neglecting the condition of Dacera, leading to her death.
From the ranks of the police, Maj. Michael Nick Sarmiento faces charges falsification of an official document by a public officer over his untruthful findings in his autopsy report on Dacera.
Among the evidence found were flouromethamphetamine and methamphetamine on two pieces of cotton found in the room where Dacera and her companions were staying. In the area where she vomited, the NBI also found traces of methamphetamine.
The NBI claimed that it has witnesses staying at another room in the same hotel that Dacera and her companions were staying who testified that she came to their room because her companions were high after taking party drugs.
“We were able to corroborate such presence of illegal drugs through the statement of our witnesses,” NBI Death Investigation Division agent Zulikha Marie Conales-Degamo told a news briefing.
According to the NBI agent, occupants of Room 2207 have testified that a number of the occupants of Room 2209, where Dacera and her companions were staying, offered and used drugs.