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Stabbed Cabalianon finds justice after nine years

Lordei Camille Anjuli Hina is a Southern Leyteño University of the Philippines Diliman student who was robbed and stabbed seven times in the head nine years ago, according to her mother Concepcion “Connie” Hina who is from Cabalian (San Juan).
In a recent decision, acting Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 91 Judge Wilfredo Maynigo, found the accused Danmar Vicencio, guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the crime of robbery and has been sentenced to 8 to 12 years in prison.
Atty. Eric Dy Mesoga handled Lordei’s case, pro-bono, and won it. Atty. Mesoga is a fundraiser for Equal Justice Initiative.
Connie Hina said that Lordei was then a fourth year AB Political Science student of the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a secretary-general of the student organization Center for Nationalist Studies.
According to the police report recorded last 2012, Lordei at 20, was alone in the student council office when the criminals tried to steal two laptops and other office equipment. Lordei fought the intruders but was hit on the head with a sports trophy and stabbed in the head with an ice pick, which pierced her left temple and exited through her head, according to the medico-legal report, leaving Lourdei’s body covered by blood almost an hour in a locked office.
Lordei’s attacker was identified as UP security guard Danmar Vicencio and Dante Santos who later confessed that they were allegedly on drugs.
Vicencio was also ordered by the court to pay Hina and fellow student Shiela May Saniano the amounts of P50,000 each as civil indemnity, with legal interest of 6% per annum from the date of the finality of the decision until full payment.
Lordei survived and awoke after being comatose and eventually got discharged from the hospital last May 5 year 2012, roughly after 3 months of confinement. Her voice never lost its zip, and her eyes never lost their shine. Yet her daily schedule is no longer structured by mobilizations and mass actions, but by medicine, meals, and muscle exercises. She has difficulties retaining short-term memory and is prone to excessive happiness, slapping the table and hollering her words, as reported by the Philippine Collegian.
The Lordei story was featured in the SLT 624th issue last February 2012. (Rhonechelle Cabodbod)

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