Odesa Bataclao is friends with a certain Virgie Calig-a and Judy Sit-sit in her school in Cabiten National High School. This Virgie had an intimate relationship with a certain Captain Danillo Lalin a.k.a. Vince who belongs in the 50th Infantry Battalion. This Captain Lalin has been constantly inviting Virgie for a ride in his motorcycle within the school’s vicinity. Being friends with Virgie, Odesa tagged along with Virgie and got familiar with Captain Lalin.
On February 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM after class, Odesa asked permission from her sister Clarissa to go home to Busan where there parents are staying, on her way home, she met Captain Lalin on his motorcycle. Captain Lalin invited her to come with him in Ifugao. She first refused but eventually joined. Odesa stated that on their way to Ifugao, they stopped in Buguias where Captain Lalin bought her a cellphone and a drug (not yet confirmed what kind of drug). Captain Lalin took her sim card and threw it away.
On February 20, 2012 at about 4:00 PM, Odesa came home and directly went to sleep inside her room. Her eldest sister Clarissa, who observed her, noticed the uneasiness when walking, hard up in standing and the look of being drugged or drunk. While sleeping, her sister opened her bag and saw a box of Dunkin Donut, a kilo of pork, a brand new cellphone, a 1,000 Peso Bill and a military poncho (raincoat). The next day, Odesa did not go to school, instead she washed her clothes.
On February 22, she went to school. While she is in school, her sister went inside her room and found contraceptive pills, two entrance tickets for Domestic Tourist addressed at the Military Shrines Service, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. In the evening when Odesa came from school, her sister confronted her and told her that taking contraceptive pills at her young age is dangerous. When she was asked why is she taking these pills, she cried and confessed that something happened to her and she has a problem. She also told that Cap. Lalin brought her to Taguig Hospital for medical check-up. Upon knowing, her sister went to Odessa’s school the next day, February 23, and talked to her class adviser, Mr. Dexter Conse, and revealed what Odessa told her. At 9:00 PM of the same date, Mrs. Jasmi Abkilang, her mother’s sister, together with Mr. Clemente Bandao, the school principal and Mr. Hector Lingyasan, barangay Kagawad went to her sister Clarissa’s house and talked to her. After the conversation, Odesa kept on crying and was not able to sleep the whole night. The next day, Odessa did not go to her class in the afternoon. Principal Bandao revealed that the Odesa had history of fainting and loss of consciousness in the school.
On February 24 at 7:30 in the morning, Mrs. Joan Bataclao, her mother, and her auntie Jasmin accompanied Odessa to the Mankayan Municipal Police Station to seek for the assistance of the authority and to blotter her case. The police then escorted them to the Mankayan Rural Health Unit where Dra. Fabiola R. Gabriel took specimen from the patient’s discharges then referred them to Lepanto Hospital, without prior examination of the patient, Dra. Myrjhonalyn N. Rulloda, attending physician, referred the patient to the Benguet General Hospital in La Trinidad, Benguet, still escorted by the two Mankayan Police via an ambulance.
At the Benguet General Hospital, the Medico-Legal Certificate issued by Dr. Joyce Bastian-Laforga on Odesa revealed that she suffered from complete hymenal laceration, rated a second degree perineal laceration, with whitish discharge and positive fungal infection. Moreover, she was diagnosed as mentally depressed. Being a minor, she was referred to the DSWD-BeGH. Basing from the degree of her vaginal lacerations, DSWD-BeGH and Dr. Laforga suggests the possibility that there may be more than one man who raped Odessa.
While she is was confined, her mother tried to communicate with her but she cannot recall anything.
The DSWD-BeGH employee overheard the two police escorts saying that, “they thought that Odessa was already dead on February 20 when she was brought by Captain Lalin from Ifugao”.
Currently, Odessa is at the Child and Family Services Protection Incorporated, Consuelo Home, Marcos Highway, Baguio City for temporary custody and rehabilitation.
During the documentation and in the midst of fact finding, Judy, Virgie and Odessa’s friend told Odessa’s mother that Virgie and Cap. Lalin met on March 3.