The brutal rape-slay of college student Mitzi Joy Balunsay has gotten the whole internet (and the real world) talking ever since her body was found chopped into pieces by her ex-boyfriend in Cavite.
Her body was finally laid to rest on January 15. During the ceremony, her friends and family wore white and carried white balloons as a symbol of their cry for justice. According to a video uploaded by GMA News, the wake was even attended by her returning OFW mother, Marivic Balunsay.
Marivic recently arrived from Saudia Arabia, where she works as a domestic helper. She cried in anguish when she saw the coffin that carried her daughter's corpse, lamenting "Sana ako na lang po 'yung namatay."
"Hindi baboy na chinop-chop niya ng gan'on, tao po 'yung ginawan niya ng gano'n eh," she cried. According to Marivic, she knew that she was not a perfect mother and regretted all the shortcomings she had as a parent when Mitzi was still alive.
Mitzi was a scholar, youth leader, star dancer, and an incoming sophomore tourism student in Cavite State University. Autopsy reports state that she was raped, choked to death, and then chopped up into pieces. The suspect, Alvin delos Angeles, claims that he lost his mind during the time of the crime.
The victim's family is glad that justice was quickly served and that delos Angeles is already in police custody.
If you were in Marivic's shoes, what would you do if you came home only to see your daughter being laid to rest? Tell us what you think in the comments section!
Watch the two reports below: