Teenager’s parents to sue ‘all’ organizers for drug death in Pasay concert
MANILA — The parents of Bianca Fontejon, the 18-year-old college student who died in the Forever Summer concert of Close-Up at the Mall of Asia, will file criminal charges against “all” the organizers of the outdoor concert held last May 21.
Edison and Bibiane Fontejon went to the National Bureau of Investigation – Death Investigation Division on Monday to submit their affidavit of complaint.
“We want justice. Our daughter’s also a victim here,” Bibiene told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview.
Fontejon collapsed while partying at the concert. She was rushed to the Manila Doctors Hospital, where she later died.
NBI’s medico legal report showed that two types of dangerous drugs — MDMA methylene homolog and synthetic cathinones — were present in her body. As to how they got there, the NBI refused to speculate.
Like the investigators, Edison said they wanted to know how their daughter obtained these drugs, when Bianca, the Fontejons said, was not even a drug user. They added that she ate and drank whatever her boyfriend took but only Bianca died.
“We know her so well,” said Edison as they dismissed claims that she was a user.
The Fontejons said based on information they have received, Bianca drank water from an uncapped bottle that was passed around the concert grounds.
Edison said they wanted to know all the details including the organizers’ security plan. They also want to know why the concert organizers did not
immediately help Bianca after seeing her collapsed.
Bibiene said they wanted justice for Bianca and at the same time, they would like to inform the public about the dangers of drugs being passed around in public events that attracted young people. SFM
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