Makati hotel where Dacera died might get suspension per DOT's order

Makati hotel where Dacera died might get suspension per DOT's order

- The Department of Tourism ordered the Makati hotel where Christine Dacera died to explain why it should not be suspended

- A show-cause order has been sent by the DOT Regional Director Woodrow Maquiling Jr. to the City Garden Grand Hotel

- According to the current pandemic restrictions, the said hotel must not accept guests for leisure activities like parties

- Three days have been given to the hotel’s general manager to submit its explanation to DOT

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The Makati hotel where Christine Dacera was found lifeless might get suspended for accepting clients for leisure purposes.

Makati hotel where Dacera died might get suspension per DOT's order
Christine Dacera (Photo credit: @xtinedacera)
Source: Instagram

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has given the City Garden Grand Hotel three days to explain its side why it must not be suspended after the recent incident.

On Tuesday, January 5, DOT Regional Director Woodrow Maquiling Jr. issued a show-cause order to the said establishment and demands an explanation from General Manager Richard Heazon of the City Garden Grand Hotel.

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The grand manager needs to explain why the hotel received guests for leisure functions when it would be a clear violation of the current restrictions on establishments that are used as isolation or quarantine facilities.

Based on the letter sent to the general manager’s office, the death of the flight attendant happened during an alleged party in the said hotel.

"It has come to the attention of the DOT that the demise of a Philippine Airlines flight attendant allegedly occurred during a party held in your establishment on 31 December 2020. We understand based on reports that several individuals have checked-in or spent the evening in one of your rooms on the said date,"

The hotel must give a valid or reasonable explanation of why the DOT should not revoke or suspend it for the violation of regulations.

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Philippine Airlines flight attendant Christine Dacera, 23, was found unconscious in a bathtub in the involved hotel on January 1, after a year-end celebration with her colleagues. Her mother reported that the victim was still able to call her before the incident.

She was announced dead on arrival when brought to a nearby hospital, and the declared cause was a ruptured aortic aneurysm.

However, upon further investigation of the Makati Police, they found signs of foul play in the victim’s death. Aside from bruises and lacerations, the medico-legal also confirmed that there was sexual contact.

As of now, there are 11 suspects in the case, and three of them have been arrested already.

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Christine Dacera came from General Santos. She was a promising young lady who graduated as a cum laude from the University of the Philippines Mindanao.

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Many celebrities and government officials have expressed their condemnation of the incident. Even Sen. Manny Pacquiao is greatly affected by it since he personally knows the family. ACT-CIST Representative Eric Go Yap also condemned the crime and offered a 100,000 pesos bounty for anyone who can help find the other suspects.

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