Christine Dacera told one of her friends during the party in the hotel that she suspected one of their companions mixed something in her drink, as narrated by a friend in a press conference.
According to the friend, who is also one of the respondents in the alleged rape-slay case, he ignored Dacera and went back to sleep.
“Tumabi siya sa’kin, then sabi niya, ‘Sis, parang I feel something, parang naiiba ‘yung pakiramdam ko.’ I think merong naglagay sa drink niya, sabi niya sa’kin. Then sabi ko, ‘Who?’ and then sabi niya, ‘I think Mark,’” Rommel Galido told the reporters.
“Then sabi ko lang sa kanya, ‘Gaga, kung ano anong pinag-iisip mo.’ Gumano’n lang ako sa kanya then dinedma ko na siya, bumalik na naman ako sa pagtulog,” he went on.
When asked by the press who Dacera was referring to, Galido answered it was Mark Anthony Rosales.
Meanwhile, Rosales has yet to issue a statement, as said by the group of respondents who attended the press conference on Wednesday, January 6.
Furthermore, another friend and respondent in the case, Clark Rapinan claimed that Dacera heavily vomited hours before her dead body was found in the bathtub.
He added that their newfound friends in another hotel room were the ones who told them that Dacera puked there.
“About 5 a.m., 5:30, nawala po kasi si Tin, nasa kabilang room pala siya and then no’ng nag-cr ako, nag-cr kasi ako sa kabilang room dahil may suka do’n sa cr namin. Sabi sa’kin sa kabilang room, ‘Huy ‘yung friend niyo nagsuka,’” Rapinan said.
“Bumalik ulit ako sa room, sinabihan ko ‘yung mga kaibigan ko na ‘Guys si Tin sumuka sa kabila.’ And then ‘yun na po, pinuntahan siya nina [Valentine Rosales] para sunduin pabalik ng room… Then ‘yun, du’n na po siya nagstart magsuka nang magsuka,” he went on.
Rapinan further disclosed that Dacera insisted on staying the bathtub instead of going to bed.
“Nasa bathtub siya and she’s waiting na masuka. Alam niyang masusuka siya. Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Bumalik ka na sa bed after niyan.’ Siya mismo nagi-insist na do’n na siya magpapahinga kasi ayaw niyang masuka sa bed, ayaw niyang maihi sa bed,” Rapinan explained.
“I strongly believe na wala kaming guilt kasi the last moments of Tin is with us in the room, doon sa tub. For sure, lahat kami inalagaan siya, tinry namin siyang alagaan kasi suka na siya nang suka,” he added.
The respondents then denied that they were under the influence of illegal substance that night.
“Para sa’kin po, sa sarili kong opinyon, wala po kasi wala akong kahit anong nakita,” Galido answered.
“For me, wala. I believe walang party drugs. Kasi, first of all, ako, hindi naman ako nag gagano’n and ang usapan [ay] inuman,” Rosales went on.
They also said that they are willing to undergo a drug test to prove their statement.
The respondents all agreed that they heavily drank much alcohol at the party.
“When I arrived there 10 [p.m.], nauna na sila e, umiinom na sila. Ako kumain pa ko,” Rosales said.
“Pero siya (Dacera), may hawak na siyang wine glass tapos ‘yung iba parang medyo tipsy na,” he added.
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