Today is the 40th day since Robyn Jang Lucero was found brutally murdered in Calamba, Laguna. She was found lifeless with 52 stab wounds inside her car in the evening of June 28 in Brgy. Maunong.
Jang Lucero’s case became sensational and was picked up by blogs and mainstream media because of the controversial nature surrounding her untimely death.
Many speculations and theories came out from this case, leading to accusations of several persons of interest and the arrest of a suspect who was later released by the authorities based on the prosecutor’s office findings that evidences were not enough to charge the accused.
Jang’s death was so controversial that even ordinary citizens have bonded to support and even campaigned to seek for justice for the 34-year old lady driver.
The case was previously handled by the Calamba police before it was turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Kin and relatives also sought help to Erwin Tulfo’s radio program. The United Pilipino Against Crime and Corruption Region 4A (UPACC R4) also joined and rallied with the netizens in uncovering the truth behind the murder case.
As of today, the case is still part of one of the unsolved crimes in Philippine history.
What made this case controversial? And why are the netizens so involved in this murder case?
The answer is simple. The wheel of justice is taking too long – a grim representation of the poor justice system in the country that has been criticized for many years.
Netizens are seeking justice for Jang because they feel it could happen to anybody and for the suspects to get away with this murder case is not acceptable.
During his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte called for the revival of the death penalty via lethal injection. He urged lawmakers to support this bill even though nobody clapped in unison upon him mentioning the death penalty revival. Only when the President reminded the audience inside Batasang Pambansa that ‘maybe nobody’s interested’, that claps were heard in the four corners of the congress hall.
Maybe, not everyone’s into the death penalty. Human right activists will surely oppose to that.
But many concerned citizens following the case of Lucero believed that these persons who committed the crime deserve the same fate and they should be sentenced to death.
Last July 29, Jang’s girlfriend and her nephew were abducted by armed men who introduced themselves as authorities looking for Adrian Ramos.
The unidentified men took Meyah Amatorio and Ramos and then fled aboard three getaway vehicles.
Exactly 12 hours after the abduction, Ramos’ body was found dead with multiple stab wounds and steel wire strangled around his neck in the same area where Jang’s lifeless body was found by barangay tanod and police last June.
Meyah is still missing.
Jus drein jus daun.
President Duterte orders immediate investigation on the murder case
On the first day of August, the NBI presented six witnesses who may have knowledge of the murder of Lucero and the abduction of Amatorio and her nephew. The witnesses were not named.
According to NBI Officer-in-Charge Eric Distor, the case has already brought to the President’s attention. “He ordered us to follow-up the investigation and find out the truth behind the kiling of Jang Lucero,” said Distor.
This is still a developing crime story.