Pepsi Paloma rape case

....first time I've ever heard of this case - pretty interesting. What do you think? PEPSI PALOMA


Spolarium By The Eraserheads

Professors here in the University of the Philippines know about it and they share it in class whenever the song comes in discussions. It is actually the story of the rape victim Pepsi Paloma who was allegedly raped by Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, and Richie D’ Horsie.

She was made to drink too much by the three (this is described in the first 3 stanzas of the song) and when she was unconscious, they raped her. Pepsi died when she was about to cry out for justice. There were rumors that Pepsi did not commit suicide but she was killed to stop her from testifying in court.

So after knowing that, the song is pretty much direct except for some parts like “itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo”. We can interpret this part differently. It can mean that the victim wanted her oppressors to stop their manipulations or she was just too tired of everything that’s happening that she wanted the world to just stop.

Pepsi was not able to receive justice. Until now, there is no closure to her case. And whether Vic and Joey were guilty, no one can prove it.

I assume Ely Buendia, who wrote the song, learned about Pepsi’s misery when he was still in the university. Maybe for him, even if Pepsi was not able to testify, the song would speak out the truth.

Pakingan ninyo yung Spolarium ng Eraserheads or revival ng Imago. Isipin ninyo si Pepsi Paloma ung nagsasalita– This are some of the lyrics and translation of what happened according to news.

–Dumidilim ang paligid May tumawag sa pangalan ko (gabi nung nangyari)
–Labing isang palapag(sa sulo hotel room nangyari yung rape)
–Sabay abot ng baso May naghihintay(nagiinuman sila)
–Puwede bang itigil muna Ang pag-ikot ng mundo(lasing or bangag na sila)
–Di ko na nasasakyan Ang lahat ng bagay ay Gumuguhit na lang Sa ‘king lalamunan (the crime is happening)
–Ewan mo at ewan natin Sinong may pakana? (sino nga b may pakana ng krimen)
–Umiyak ang umaga(syempre umiyak)
– Anong sinulat ni Enteng at Joey diyan Sa gintong salamin(anong ginawa ni enteng at joey Alam na!
–Di ko na mabasa Pagkat merong nagbura(Inareglo yung kaso allegedly Tito Sotto who paid d settlement)


Read the continuation from this FB page where I got these infos.


Anonymous said...

pag nag like ba ako makukulong din ba ako

Anonymous said...

Yan ang hirap sa atin...kulang kasi sa forensics...kung i oopen uli ang case at imbestigahan...ang hirap kasi...Pera ang umiiral...Malalaking tao kasi ang involve...ang justice system sa pilipinas walasa ayos...

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