P2M reward for arrest of Kae Davantes' killer

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has raised to P2 million the reward money for those who can give information that will lead to the capture of advertising executive Kristelle "Kae" Davantes' killer.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said in an advisory on Monday evening, September 16, that the Office of the President raised the reward money from P500,000, which was originally put up by the PNP and the city government of Las Piñas, where the Davanteses live.

The announcement came a day after Davantes, a 25-year-old advertising executive at McCann, was buried.

Davantes was found dead – gagged, hands ties with a seatbelt, with 5 stab wounds – on Saturday, September 7, under a bridge in Silang, Cavite.

She was last seen driving a Gold Altis car with plate number PIM 966 after a night out with friends on Friday night, September 6, at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

The police recovered Davantes' missing car at Camella Homes in Las Piñas – the same city where she lived – on Sunday, the day of her burial.