Take a Stand Against Violence in Memory of Emie

February 9, 2012

A candlelight vigil and fundraising has been organized in memory of Emie and to raise money for her two children.  From Angelo's blog:

Take a stand against violence in our community. On Monday, February 13, 2012 from 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm, a candlelight vigil will be held in remembrance of Emie Romero.
The vigil will take place on Palm Street next to Beach Road, near Godfather's Bar. Please gather in the street by 8:00 PM. At 8:30, a walk will be led around the Garapan Tourist District (clockwise from Godfather's to Winchell's, Fiesta, Hyatt, and back to Godfather's by 9:00 PM). 
There will be a moment of silence at 9:00 PM, followed by prayer and song. Please wear white. 
Candles will be available for a $5 donation. All proceeds will go to support Emie's two children in the Philippines. Donations will also be accepted at Godfather's Bar and you can donate online HERE
Who: You
What: Candlelight Vigil
Where: Garapan, meeting near Godfather's
When: Monday, February 13, 2012 from 8:00pm until 9:30pm
Why: To remember Emie, take a stand against violence in our community, and raise some money for her two kids.
The 3S Saipan Security Service and Saipan City Taxi Association are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the murderer. That brings the reward money to $12,500.

Please contact law enforcement agencies to report any information about the murder of Emerita "Emie" Romero:

Crime Stoppers and DPS: Call 991, (670) 664-9001 or (670) 234-7272.

F.B.I.: Call (670) 322-6934


Anonymous said...

This is all a good gesture, unfortunately as usual, it is only the private sector that offers any type of concern about this senseless violence and the Justice systems "catch and release" programs by the Judges.
Also the AG office inability to prosecute serious crimes especially in regards to repeat offenders where they usually just "cop a deal" to get the case off the books.
The inability of the DPS to also effectively process and investigate a crime is maybe the biggest problem.
This is due to the lack of training and more so the lack of qualified individuals where the norm is to be accepted into DPS because of family name and not qualifications, such as our elected.
for it is the private individuals and private sector that have offered up any rewards for the perpetrator(s) of this heinous crime.
Where not our elected? Why has not one of them offered any reward money.
The only person that has offered any words has been Stanley Torres who has stated, he and his wife have known this victim for years.
(This bar it seems, is Stanley second home)
Torres should be leading off with reward money from the elected.
Lets see if this criminal is ever caught, if so, is the person(s) are ever convicted and sentenced to any real time.
But it will all depend on the nationality and last name of the person convicted of this crime as this lady, the victim, was "only a contract worker" Lets see.

My sincere condolences to the family in this senseless killing.