Kin, friends: Justice for Conde-A A +A
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Friends and relatives of engineering student Danielle Louise “Danny” Huet Conde of Holy Angel University (HAU) call for justice.
Conde was stabbed dead by a suspected thief last Saturday inside her apartment in Barangay Santo Cristo here.
Masses are being held and prayers are offered for the victim’s soul and the speedy arrest of the suspect, whose cartographic sketch was released to the media and social network sites.
There were unconfirmed reports that the city police is now holding and interrogating a suspect. But Senior Superintendent Jose Hidalgo, Angeles City police director, denied the report, saying they are still tracking down the suspect.
Hidalgo said he cannot reveal any information to the media and the public, because it might affect their ongoing operation to arrest the culprit and solve the case.
Conde, a Taekwondo varsity player of HAU, of Camp O’Donell in Capas, Tarlac, died after sustaining a stab wound on the chest.
Clark International Corporation Vice President for Operations Reynaldo Catacutan, a former mayor of Capas town, said they are offering P100,000 for any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan earlier directed Hidalgo to wage a manhunt operation against the suspect.
The mayor also asked the City Council to pass an ordinance requiring owners of apartments, boarding house and similar establishments to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) to protect their boarders and tenants.
Last Tuesday, teachers and students attended the Eucharistic Mass offered for Conde at the HAU's chapel of the Holy Guardian Angel where most of her classmates called for the speedy resolution of the case and for government officials in Angeles City to set up measures to keep boarding houses here safe.
The HAU-Student Council also urged students to wear white during the school's Wash Day Wednesday to show their sympathy to Conde's family and their call for the quick arrest of the suspect.
Conde's Interment will be in March 9, Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park, Aranguren, Capas Tarlac.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 07, 2013.