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[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: Fixing the Philippine medico-legal system

[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: Fixing the Philippine medico-legal system
How can we prevent another botched investigation like in Christine Dacera's death? Listen to this episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler's crime podcast.

The Philippine medico-legal investigation system is broken. This much was shown in the case of Christine Dacera, the 23-year-old flight attendant who was found dead in a Makati hotel bathtub on New Year’s Day 2021.

Police prematurely said she was a victim of a rape-slay, without basis. The autopsy report was also done after her body was already embalmed, making it close to impossible to find out the truth about her death.

Dacera’s story is not an isolated case. Many killings have become controversial over problems about autopsies and medico-legal reports. How can another case like hers be prevented?

In this episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler’s crime podcast, police reporter Rambo Talabong speaks with ImagineLaw executive director Sophia San Luis.

Law group ImagineLaw studied the medico-legal system of the Philippines, pointed out its gaps, and proposed solutions on how to fill those gaps..

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