Man held over ‘stoned’ GF’s 3-week ordeal


A 20-year-old man was arrested in Manila on Monday for allegedly detaining his girlfriend for almost three weeks and forcing her to take drugs and have sex with him.

PO1 Edith Chavez of the Manila Police’s District Women and Children Protection Section said charges of serious illegal detention and serious physical injuries have been filed in the City Prosecutor’s Office against Mark Anthony Soriano.

Chavez said Raquel Valladolid, 22, a freelance model from Barangay (village) Rizal, Makati City, sported bruises and appeared traumatized by her alleged ordeal when rescued from Soriano’s home in Sampaloc, Manila, on Sunday.

“She flinched when I tried to check her bruises. She was suspicious of the people around her,” the officer said. “Badly beaten up, she was forced to take drugs and have sex with him. She’s still stoned and can’t talk sensibly.”

Soriano denied the charges, claiming he and his girlfriend had actually been “living together” and that she started behaving abnormally after coming from a Malate bar Saturday night. Once, he said, she tried cutting herself with a knife.

Valladolid’s mother reported her to be missing three days after she left their house for work on Dec. 27 accompanied by Soriano, her boyfriend for the past two months.

The mother was able to contact her daughter Friday last week on her cell phone. In that one conversation, Valladolid repeatedly asked for help, saying someone was threatening to kill her, but did not give a name until the phone went dead.

On Sunday, the victim managed to call a cousin and give her location.

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  • mynnyx

    grabe naman itong lalaki na ito..di na naawa sa gf nya ala kayang magulang at kapatid na babae ito………..dapat sunugin ka na sa hell……………..

  • indiosbravos2002

    Searched her in FB. Kasama nya syota nya sa profile pic.

  • Aencille

    As a sensitive issue to discuss, the writer shouldn’t have included the names of the persons involved. As indiosbravos2002 did, the persons are searchable and this article would be damaging to the reputation, especially the abused.

  • Philcruz

    Drugs again…

  • milkyway_79

    Sec. 40 RA 9262. This is a VAWC case, the reporter should made it sure that there was a consent from the offended party to publish names.

  • Mamang Pulis

    agoy–pinatira ng xtasy at bato

  • Pio Gante

    nice shot beside the pool table though, maybe she was just  hallucinating when she updated her cover photo on 31 dec

    • $41083759

      Are you sure it was her who updated her cover photo?

  • Emmanuel

    Sobra, serious illegal detention and serious physical injuries lang?

  • Komen To

    Why did the reporter named the victim? She’s already a victim of a shameful act, why add to her agony? Why not cover her name and report on the background of the accused? Surprisingly, with almost 3 weeks of keeping the girl, shooting her with drugs and raping her, the charge is only serious illegal detention and serious physical injuries? No kidnapping, crime against women, rape (since the girl did not agree on the act as she was drugged), I’m not a lawyer but a very rich guy can do this to our women and just pay a minimum penalty fee and walk free

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