Akbayan: Skinning case one of the worst violence against women
Akbayan Partylist has described the gruesome killing of a teenage girl in Bangkal, Lapu-lapu City whose face was skinned to the bone as one of the worst violence against women to happen in Women’s Month.
“We are outraged with the senseless killing of our young sister who was slaughtered like an animal. Her killing shows the deadly effect of a culture of violence against women.
“We are calling the authorities to speed up the investigation in order to find and hold the killers accountable. We are calling for the local authorities, the police, and the whole community to come together in ensuring justice for the victim to prevent this from happening again,” the group said.
Christine Silawan, 16, was found lifeless on a vacant lot in Barangay Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City on Monday. Her face was skinned to the bone.