Another UPLB Student Raped Near Campus

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines—A 17-year-old female student from University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) was raped inside the campus almost on the same spot where a 19-year-old third year Computer Science UPLB student Given Grace Cebanico was raped and killed almost at the same time three years ago.

Laguna Philippine National Police director Senior Superintendent Florendo Saligao revealed that the incident happened Wednesday night and refused to identify the victim.

According to news report, the victim left the UPLB campus after attending a student event at 9 p.m. and took a tricycle ride at Barangay Maahas.

While travelling along the Buot area, the tricycle driver told the victim that they ran out of gas and asked her to alight from the vehicle.

The suspect then alleged threatened to kill the victim before raping her.

The tricycle driver then brought her to a dim side in IBP Road, Barangay Putho Tuntungin where she was raped and abandoned. A UPLB security guard found her walking around the place.

University officials were closely coordinating with the local police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon region) to solve the crime .