Update on Subic Rape Case
I just read the reports today in Philippine newspapers saying that the Subic rape victim approached Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez saying she wanted to recant the rape portion of her sworn statement, and downgrade it to remembering only having been kissed by the six Marines.
A Pinoy colleague of mine quipped that the Americans must have paid her off, just as they may have the driver of the van, who now also has an altered memory of what actually happened that night.
Gonzalez said he refused to change her statement, telling her to go and swear a new statement in front of Olongapo City officials. Justice officials are now warning that she could be charged with perjury if she recants her earlier statement.
What will her lead lawyer Katrina Legarda advise her to do? Stay tuned for further developments.