Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why was Nicole in Subic?

Nicole and her two sisters were invited to Subic by Carlos Ocasio and Christopher Mills, both of whom are friends she met at the canteen run by her family. Mills and Ocasio used to frequent the said canteen, which is inside the Southern Command in Zamboanga.

Nicole, a Management Accounting graduate of Ateneo de Davao University, runs it. In his testimony to the court, Mills said he only wanted the sisters to take a break from working there everyday. He extended the invitation twice and Nicole declined twice, saying no one would take over her work.

Mils and Ocasio then broached the idea to Nicole’s mother, who called her younger brother, who was then in Davao, to ask him to go home and temporarily handle their business. When her brother agreed, her mother allowed Nicole to go to Subic with her sisters.

The girls boarded a plane to Manila on the morning of Oct. 30, 2005, and was drivent to Subic by their brother. They arrived there at around 6 p.m. of the same day. They planned to stay there for four days while visiting tourist spots such as Zoobic Safari, Bat Kingdom and Ocean Adventure.

2. Is Nicole a sex worker?

Nicole is NOT a sex worker. She is educated and comes in fact from a prominent family in Zamboanga. She started managing their canteen after she finished college. She tried to take up nursing in Ateneo de Zamboanga but stopped because she found it hard to juggle work and school.

As manager of their canteen, Nicole supervises personnel and sometimes acts as cashier, waitress, cook, or even driver.

Because of the canteen’s strategic location, their usual customers include Filipino and American soldiers ever since she was a child. Because of this, Nicole’s family trusted American soldiers and treated them like one of their own.

3. Why was she at the bar that night?

At around 6 p.m. of Nov. 1, Nicole and her two sisters were on their way to Grand Leisure Hotel, where they were staying, when Mills called. He said he was at the hotel and had ordered a Yellow Cab pizza for them. When they arrived, they saw Mills with his liberty buddy, identified only as Garcia.

After dinner, all of them, except Nicole’s 12-year-old sister Carmela, went to the casino of Legenda Hotel, where Mills and Ocasio were staying. They played blackjack and roulette until around 8:20 p.m.

Mills then asked them if they could go to Neptune Club because he wanted to drink. The night before, Mills, Nicole, Anna (her other sister) and Ocasio had gone there.

4. Was she really drunk?

Anna, who was with Nicole that night, and investigators of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Intelligence and Investigation Office (IIO), who saw Nicole after the alleged crime, all testified that she was very intoxicated.

Anna described Nicole as “pasuray-suray” after swigging a half pitcher of an alcoholic drink called Bullfrog. It was the sixth drink that Nicole had that night. Other drinks that she took included Vodka Sprite, B52, B53, Long Island Iced Tea and Singaporean Sling.

Nicole had eaten only a slice of pizza before going to Neptune and wasn’t able to drink water or any other non-alcoholic drink that could have diluted the alcohol.

5. How drunk was she?

A team of seven toxicologists who examined Nicole’s case concluded that her alcohol intake on the night she was allegedly raped was more than enough to impair her cognitive and physical faculties and thus render her incapable of sensing or fighting off danger.

The toxicologists calculated Nicole’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) based on the alcoholic contents of the beverages she drank, factoring in her metabolism and the time of the intake. The table below shows Nicole’s estimated BAC levels from evening of Nov. 1, 2005 to dawn of Nov. 2, 2005.

Alcoholic drink

Estimated Time

Amount of alcohol ingested (mL)

Estimated BAC (mg/dL)

Vodka Sprite

8:30 pm (Nov 1)

48.0

128.0

B52

9:00 pm

10.0

142.2

B53

9:30 pm

10.0

156.4

Singaporean sling

10:00 pm

43.2

259.1


Long Island Iced Tea

10:30 pm

19.06

297.4

Bullfrog

11:00 pm

60.0

444.9

11:30 pm

0

432.4

12:00 mn

0

419.9

12:30 am (Nov 2)

0

407.4

1:00

0

394.9

1:30

0

382.4

2:00

0

369.9

3:00

0

344.9

The team found out that Nicole’s BAC peaked between 11:00 p.m.of November 1 to 12:30 a.m. of November 2, around which time she was seen by Neptune Club security guard Gerald Muyot being taken out of the bar unconscious by accused Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith, and around which time the alleged rape occurred.

The toxicologists also found a positive correlation between her BAC levels and her behavioral manifestations as reported by witnesses.

Tomas Corpuz, another security guard at Neptune, had seen her walking “pasuray-suray” and “paikot-ikot” in the bar at 11:15 p.m. of November 1. After she was found at Alava Pier at 12:15 a.m. of November 2, Subic Bay Freeport bike patrolman Noel Paule reported seeing her crying and “parang lantang gulay.”

The testimonies of Corpuz and Paule on Nicole’s behavioral manifestations were consistent with the toxicologists’ calculations of her BAC. The table below shows the relationship between different BAC levels and their effect on the human body.

BAC (mg/dL)

Effect

20-30

Mood elevation, slight muscle relaxation

50-60

Relaxation and warmth. Increased reaction time. Decreased fine muscle coordination

80-90

Impaired balance, speech, vision, hearing, muscle coordination, euphoria

140-150

Gross impairment of physical and mental control

200-300

Severely intoxicated. Very little control of mind or body

400-500

Unconscious. Deep coma. Death from respiratory depression

Source: Alcohol: Pharmacology & Neurobiology. Vijay A. Ramchandani, PhD., Indiana University School of Medicine (with modifications), as lifted by the toxicologists

6. Was it consensual sex?

First, Nicole could NOT have consented to sex if she was that drunk. Several witnesses who saw her before and after the incident testified that she was very drunk, unconscious even.

A team of seven toxicologists corroborated that Nicole’s mental faculties that night was impaired such that she was renderred incapable of making a decision or sensing and fighting off danger.

Republic Act No. 8353 or The Anti-Rape Law of 1997 says rape is committed when a man has carnal knowledge of a woman “when [she] is deprived of reason or otherwise unconscious.”

Second, the findings of the medico-legal officer who examined Nicole two days after she was allegedly raped indicated forced sex.

Dr. Rolando Ortiz of James Gordon Memorial Hospital testified in court that the bruise on Nicole’s inner genitalia was consistent with allegations of sexual assault. He added that it indicated the forced entry of a blunt, cylindrical object into the complainant’s non-lubricated genitalia.

Ortiz said lubrication of a woman’s genitalia meant the woman was adequately stimulated for an intercourse. This usually happens during consensual sex.

Testimony from forensic pathologist Racquel del Rosario-Fortun also backed up Ortiz’s statement. Rendering her expert opinion on the medical certificate that Ortiz issued to Nicole, Fortun said in normal consensual sex, injuries, like the ones that the complainant sustained, are unusual.

Fortun further said that women usually position themselves to avoid being hurt during intercourse. She added that in consensual sex, a certain pelvic lift, partner assistance and vaginal relaxation or lubrication are usually present.

Fortun also told the court that human sexual response, which prepares a person for non-traumatic intercourse, is typically absent in sexual assaults.

7. Where were her companions when the alleged rape happened?

Christopher Mills, the friend who invited her to Subic, went outside the bar at around 11:20 p.m. to attend to his liberty buddy who had gotten into trouble with Shore Patrol.

Nicole’s sister Anna remained at the bar with her, but they were separated. The bar was crowded that night because it was a holiday. She looked for Nicole all over the place but failed.

By the time Anna saw Mills outside and asked his help in looking for Nicole, the bar’s guard and receptionist had seen an unconscious woman being loaded into a green Starex van.

8. Is Nicole only after the money?

Of course not. Nicole has been very persistent about pursuing the case from the start. In fact, early on in the case, a man named Ben Natividad from SBMA allegedly tried convincing her and her sister Anna to settle, but Nicole chose to pursue the case “because [she] only want people to know the truth and achieve justice for what Daniel Smith and the other accused had done to [her]. ”

In her statement released to the media last September 16, she said, “From the very beginning, my mind was set to pursue the case and not be influenced by other people by any means. My fight will be until the very end. I was never and will never be influenced by people surrounding me.”

She added: “When I engaged the services of Atty. Ursua, she told me that I have the option to settle, that it is my right. She asked me, what will you do if there is an offer of a settlement? I said to her that to settle is to think only of the short term, and I don’t want to blame myself that I did not fight. I know I will be bothered by my conscience someday if I did not fight and seek justice. I have come so far already, why will I think of a settlement?”

46 Comments

  1. bryan said,

    November 8, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    yes she’s after money i wonder if i could celebrate my birthday every arrival of the troops?huh so i could cook for party and have lot’s of money from it?what u think guys?

  2. Anonymous said,

    November 9, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    This Blog is obviously Scripted. How can you say a decent girl (oops, shes not a girl, shes a very wise women), is letting herself to get drunk in a public place. And what does she feel, when she enter a bar, full of customers, lots of bar girl who is flirting to have a customer and trying to make money, Lots of liquor, a dark place, isnt shes uncomfortable? I mean, a decent woman, is act like a decent if she is surrounded by lots of men that she dont know, so those people think that she is different to the other girls who work in the bar and respect her. Or else, nobody will interested to look at her if she act like a decent women, in that kind of place. But if scenario like this is normal to Nicoles sight, shut up, and stop calling her a educated and decent. Those of you who push her up, take care, because she is very heavy! Open your eyes. You are out of your mind, people!

  3. Aileen said,

    November 10, 2006 at 1:16 am

    “This Blog is obviously Scripted.”
    i am one of the volunteers here and i am very insulted at that accusation. although we support nicole, we tried our darn best to keep to the facts. how can you say that this blog scripted when it is obvious from your comment that you know very little, or nothing maybe, about the issue?

  4. bryan said,

    November 10, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    not just that people are payed too u think people who do this site dont earn?big crap?!see that’s what am saying everybody is gaining something from this especially suz!

  5. bryan said,

    November 10, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    not just that people are paid too u think people who do this site dont earn?big crap?!see that’s what am saying everybody is gaining something from this especially suz!

  6. Aileen said,

    November 10, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    huwaaat?! now you are accusing me of being paid for keeping this blog . do you know what the word VOLUNTEER means?

  7. bryan said,

    November 10, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    i suppose u mean WHAT? 🙂 WELL.. YEAH I DO IM NOT STUPID LIKE U,U CAN SAY U VOLUNTEERED WHILE THE FACT THAT U R PAID TO DO IT.JUST LIKE NICOLE SHE CAN SAY SHE WAS RAPE WHILE SHE JUST HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND 🙂 NOW DO U KNOW WHAT I MEAN HUH?!

  8. Anonymous said,

    November 10, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    pasensya na po sa english ko,visaya kasi ako, at second year high school lang natapos ko. at englis kasi yung ginamit nyong salita sa topic na yan, kaya i just try my best, to speak english, its kinda hard though! mag-tagalog na lang ako ha, sabagay si nicole nga, management accounting graduate,hindi marunong mag-english, sabi yon sa balita na naring at napanood ko. at yung mga personal letter ni nicole dito sa blog na ito, ay tagalog at walang halong english. kaya, aileen, pasensya na kung sa tingin mo, ay baluktot ang english ko, pero bago ako, ay si nicole muna ang turuan mo, okey!
    gusto ko lang tanungin sa inyong mga volunteers na nag sript ng blog na ito, sa palagay nyo ba kung kayo ang nasa lugar ni nicole ay gagawin nyo rin ba yung ginawa nya na magpakalasing, magsayaw ng mahalay at pabayaan mo na mawala sa paningin mo yung mga kasama mo na nag-imbita sa iyo, na pumunta sa bar. kung matino kang babae, hindi ka ba naiilang na pumasok sa isang bar na pagpasok mo pa lang ay alam mo nang hindi magandang tanawin o malaswa sa paningin ng isang matinong babae? …. hindi ka ba mag-aalala na baka yung mga taong nasa loob na nagtatrabaho o customer ay isipin na isa ka ring bargirl?…hindi ka ba mag-aalala na baka bastusin ka ng mga kalalakihan doon dahil ang akala nila ay sanay ka? …ang alam ko sa bar ay madilim at mausok dahil sa sigarilyo, patay sindi ang ilaw, may nagsasayaw ng malaswa, maraming nakalalasing na inumin, bilang isang matinong babae, ayokong gawin ang sa tingin ko ay nakakababa ng pagtingin ko sa sarili at pati na rin yung mga kasama ko na nag-imbita sa akin. Ayokong isipin ng mga kaibigan ko na nakapasok lang ako sa isang bar, ay lumabas at nagpadala na ako ng sitwasyon dito. Sa mga kababaihan na masyadong naniniwala kay nicole, tanungin nyo nga sa sarili nyo, matino bang matatawag yung ginawa nya? Pwera na lang, kung sanay kayong pumasok at makakita ng mga ganitong sitwasyon tulad ng neptune bar, wag nyong lokohin ang sarili nyo, ang isang disenteng babae ay hindi papayag na mawala sa sarele dahil ayaw nyang masira ang respeto ng mga taung nakakakilala sa kanya. Laliman nyo nga ang utak nyo, o baka naman hindi nyo pa rin maentindihan ang sinasabe ko, ang babaw talaga. iwan ko na lang, bahala na nga kayo, mga bulag!

  9. Aileen said,

    November 11, 2006 at 11:38 am

    i didn’t want to put the blame on her. victims shouldn’t take the blame.

    and bryan, i hope you take a look at yourself. you’re calling me stupid. i suppose you’re a genius?

  10. bryan said,

    November 13, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    yes if that’s what u call it aileen.and yes ur right im more than just a genius ok? chill aileen chill cause ur earning do work hard and stop messing around!

  11. bryan said,

    November 14, 2006 at 5:03 pm

    yeah yeah yeah maybe u can read though. just read!

  12. ARC said,

    November 25, 2006 at 3:33 am

    DO NOT JUDGE NICOLE!!!!
    YOU DONT KNOW WHO IS SHE IN THIS CASE, WHETHER SHE IS TELING THE TRUTH OR NOT.
    JUST LEAVE HER ALONE!!!!!!!!!
    YOU DONT KNOW HOW SHE FEEL!
    SHE’S A FILIPINO HEROINE U KNOW!!!!!!!!!

  13. EJ said,

    November 25, 2006 at 3:36 am

    if ever you are the american soldier who rape nicole, how did u do it? pls. elaborate ur answer? thank you!!!!!!! pls reply. txt back.

  14. khye said,

    December 5, 2006 at 10:48 am

    with what EJ said here last november 25, i can tell that he is obviously a sick pervert…. and he shouldn’t have asked those questions if he were at his right and proper behavior…. well, of course, it is also possible that EJ was only curious to know the straight facts coming the convicted rapist first-hand… but in this type of public forum, i say, that his curiousity and his questions might not even be decent to begin meditating with…

    i suppose those who keep this site would like to regulate the “severly senseless and gross” comments from the “intellectually-nourishing and public assumption-straightening” comments…

    a lot of the posts i read here have no connection to the point-of-interest that SHOULD have been discussed in this part of the blog…. most were self-serving… no offense, but, even “aileen”-supposed to be a keeper or a volunteer for this site- seemed to got “over-the-bounds” and argued with a senseless mishap…

    this is simply a friendly advice for those who maintain this site, in order to keep the formality and the widely-needed sense for such public forum…

  15. mrs daniel smith said,

    December 5, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    i dont believe she was raped. it’s a farce. it’s a freakshow. i wish the us embassy would gain custody of daniel and i wish they would fly him to okinawa, or better yet, back home to st louis.

  16. mikkie said,

    December 5, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    lam nyo poh, d poh tlgah aq nani2wala na nirape si nicole… khit svhin mo n gling xa sa prominent family. Y pagcnabi b n galing ka sa prominenteng pamilya eh d moh na maicip gwin ang bgay na di nila akalaing kya mong agwin?? hehehe… bkit aq?? sa bahay tahimik aq den pag na sa bars na dq n maicp pinagga2wa koh… hehehe… sharing lang…

  17. cyborjs said,

    December 5, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    We are all Filipino so we love our own. Our sister is not a pig. To enjoy is not bad, but to rape a drunk lady is a crime. if you commit a crime, you must pay for life. even in Japan they do the same crime too.

  18. mrs daniel smith said,

    December 6, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    Just because I’m a Filipino like her, doesnt mean I have to automatically believe her.

  19. MARIA said,

    December 8, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    yung mga sumusuporta dyan sa nicole na yan parang ang gusto nilang sabihin eh… SIGE MAGPAKALASING KAYO AT PAG NA RAPE KAYO DEMANDA NYO AT SIGURADONG PERA YAN! so sad nakakahiya talaga! kaya wala tayong tourist sa pinas takot pumunta dahil kung hindi sila perahan ginagawan ng kaso! walang bang site or organisasyon para kay smith? dapat ipaglaban toh..

  20. YT said,

    December 9, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    Almost forgot.. When Nicole hit Smith with a bag and started hitting smith, isn’t that an assault? Being the american Smith is, he should have charged Nicole with assault. I thought Nicole is letting justice take care of Smith.

  21. Emily said,

    December 11, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    YT, yung ginawa ni Nicole na pagpalo at pagsipa kay Smith ay isa sa mga drama o acting nya. Para nga naman maisip ng mga taong nakakita ng pangyayaring yon, na talagang galit na galit sya kay Smith. Ang tanong sa ginawa ni Nicole kay Smith ay, ganyan ba kumilos ang isang may pinag-aralan? Sabi nila si Nicole daw ay Accounting graduate, kahit siguro, elementary graduate lang ang isang tao, pag nabiktima sya ng rape, ay hindi gagawin yun. At sa dami ng pwedeng daanan, duon pa sya dadaan sa harapan ng akusado, para magpapansin. Talagang scripted ang mga kilos nya.

  22. December 13, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    No decent woman, especially a Filipina, will fly from that far south to Subic to party with a bunch of US servicemen. Would you take your own 12-year old sister for this inside an adult night club? That is sick!

    She knows, and her little sister knows, that she cannot handle her liquor but yet she went night clubbing that fateful night. This is not a decision that a sane and an educated person will make.

    Something smells rotten in Zamboanga!

  23. wastaken said,

    December 22, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    On Monday, former Sens. Jovito Salonga and Wigberto Tanada, who worked to remove U.S. bases from the Philippines in 1992, and Evalyn Ursua, the lawyer for the raped woman, filed separate motions with the appeals court asking it to let the Supreme Court resolve Smith’s petition because it involved “pure questions of law” regarding interpretation of the military agreement.
    Smart bitch hey???? She made sure she found more anti americans to handle smith’s case. I’d say it’s about time president Bush sanctions the philippines and severs all aid sent to the country. They,ve been nothing but a thorn in the americans side since WW2. When the japaneese were raping and murdering women and children and making slaves of them they sure welcomed the marines, the billions of dollars the united states gives them in aid for food and roads and schools can be used in america to help the poor thier too. They don’t want the VFA, then time to say goodbye. When the other 48 percent of the population starve and the PRA and the Abu-sayaf take the country over I wonder how long Nicole will survive. It’s really sad so much suffering and so much to loose over a bar whore that cried rape. I doubt very much Smith has any chance at all, not in this corrupt country. Funny how the newspapers in the philippines didnt print this article and let the people know these were the anti american senators. This is the worse case of prejudice ive ever seen. The previous article I posted states the petition to the supreme court was filed in june by Nicoles lawyer, challenging the VFA, that’s what this has been about from the start, Smith never had a chance, it’s been one big set up and like I said no one gives a fuck about Nicole, the militant groups want to control the government, wake up people or your going to loose alot real fast. I’ve seen the lines in front of the american embassy in the morning, people standing in line all the way out to the street waiting to get a united states visa. If this keeps up that embassy may be closed soon

  24. THE HANDSOME SMITH said,

    January 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    laos na sina salonga at tanada. si meriam defensor na lang kasi sya ang pinakamagaling sa international law.

  25. apple said,

    January 2, 2007 at 9:05 am

    a lot have been said and many have been hurt…guys, cant keep mum but breaking my silence doesn’t mean im going to push my side over the issue. all of you have points but let us not allow our emotions to take control over our being humans. we can drive our points without hurting each other…afterall, all of us are just audience to this issue..only those involved know the whole truth of it. judging anyone of us is not within us, he or she may be a criminal or a victim. we all have our own share of shortcomings; no one is spared of that. that’s why peace is hard to achieve in this world among men and between individuals because we oftentimes allow simple matters to get worst. we quarrel. we hurt each other…and im saddened by that.

    To ANONYMOUS: English speaking and writing skills of visayan people are far better also than other non-visayan speaking. it’s not about being visayan or otherwise that one is good in English but it’s about an individual being able to speak the language correctly. your English was fine. don’t be hard about it because we were not born as English-speaking. listen to ordinary Americans talk…they may have the English tongue but their grammar is also far crooked than Filipinos’…anyways, happy new year to all…

  26. Willie said,

    January 11, 2007 at 2:22 am

    I have doubts about this Nicole character and all the fascist feminist pigs are swarming all over her like flies on dog shit.During the days when the U.S. Air Force and Navy had huge military bases here in the Philippines.I do not recall any women being abused unless otherwise they provoked it themselves.Maybe to get money from the Americans. Many decent Filipino women worked inside the the bases as teachers,nurses,clerks,secretaries and such were treated equally.

  27. mrumr said,

    January 20, 2007 at 12:35 am

    ano ba tong blog na to. smith is dominating here than nicole. mas maraming kumakampi kay smith eh blog na nga ito ni nicole. understood na hindi naniniwala ang sambayanang filipino kay nicole.

  28. nickydale-galileo said,

    January 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    uhhhmm… for me.. it doesnt mean that this is nicole’s blog ur supporting her nuh…hhhmmm.. we have the freedom to speak so, y not?
    actually. we have a debate in this topic–“NICOLE IS TO BE BLAMED”.. in fact. im on the “AGREE SIDE”. pls help me support my side.. i really need a hand.. thanks..

  29. ghianne said,

    March 6, 2007 at 7:07 am

    i pity nicole,,i mean,she is after the critisism onher own land.C’on guys!!open up!!you guys are all exhausted to the american mentality!!you idolize and admire them too much because of their succesful economy…its a battle for our nation…a battle for our woman…for every filipina.!!!i cant stand those accusation against nicole!!its obviously unfair!!!

  30. robyn said,

    March 11, 2007 at 3:09 am

    What EVER gives a man the right to rape?!?

    They were friends, she got too drunk. That’s all.

    I don’t understand why some men think they have the right to hurt ANYONE in a way that is permantently damaging and traumatizing.

  31. lou said,

    April 8, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    i think this blog is mostly on smiths side not just because smith is an american, obviously nicole destroy the old filipina way of being respectable as a maria clara, she is a typical filipina tryring to modernize herself and this is what recieve ,what a pity, i used to get drunk also but i know whats happening , problem is u cannot control yourself bec. the liquor is the one controlling u and u feel too weak in any situation.anyway for me its her fault, things wouldnot happen if she stays at home or somewhere else safer than a bar.

  32. annabella said,

    April 30, 2007 at 4:05 am

    robyn your right, she got drunk thats all. she wasn’t careless she was accompanied unfortunately she got separated. somebody kidnapped and took advantage of her in that state in which nobody has the right to do. she got intoxicated, that was her choice as a result she wasn’t strong enough to fight her attacker. she chose to be drunk but she didn’t chose to be raped it was just a result of her poor choice that she is trying to correct. can you live with yourself not doing anything? can you let your attacker go because you are afraid of the stigma, nicole knows people wouldn’t believe her but she choose to fight, if she got monetary gain she DESERVES IT. the result of her courage? she put her attacker in jail and as a result SHE prevented maybe another rape crime and to people who don’t believe her, it might be you or your loved one who was spared. you might say, i wouldn’t be that stupid, remember YOU ARE HUMAN prone to do stupid things.

  33. jasminne said,

    April 30, 2007 at 4:15 am

    daniel smith is one person, he is not AMERICA. yes he is american but let me point out something i think got lost over the argument, many american people who worked in the base were good, God fearing people. if mr. smith did this horrible thing to a filipina it doesn’t mean that AMERICA raped the PHILIPPINES. someone raped someone and thats about it regardless of nationality this case should be treated like any rape crime, not because someone is american and another is a filipina we should argue that this is all about money and citizenship. a woman was raped you can’t put value on that.

  34. jasminne said,

    April 30, 2007 at 4:18 am

    as long as you can express yourself and be understood your grammar doesn’t matter to an everyday american. anonymous your english is better than mine.

  35. Sir Richard said,

    July 20, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    I feel sorry for the Filipinos who rather support their own people chose to stay by the side of American soldiers. How pity it is? Guys, if Nicole is your sister, what would you do? Are you going to be on her side or be with the Americans? Well, for Filipinos that’s going to be a stupid question…we all know that whether she is your sister or not, I am sure you will still be on the side of Americans. Why? because that’s how fucking stupid Filipinos are….from politicians to a low class member of the society. They will rather adore an American rapist than defend a fellow FILIPINO…that’s bad eh?

  36. Sir Richard said,

    July 20, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Filipinos doesn’t care about any foreigner’s background, especially if you are Caucasian. White men rules!!!! If you have a white skin, the best place to go in the world is Philippines. Why? filipinos are willing to lick you balls and eat your feces. That’s how dumb filipinos are…

  37. Sir Richard said,

    July 20, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    No woman will be proud to shout in the whole world, that she was gang raped unless she not looking for justice. If Nicole is reallly after money, is there anyone out there who can prove that she got paid? Is she a multi-millionaire now? I dont think so, she is just another ordinary victim who really don’t know what her future will be.

  38. Sir Richard said,

    July 20, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Let’s just say that it wasn’t an American who raped Nicole. Let’s say it was the former Congressman Jalosjos. I am very positive that all of you will be happy to crucify Jalosjos for raping Nicole. Why? because Jalosjos is a Filipino. Who cares about him? He’s just a fair skin Filipino. He doesn’t have a blue or green eyes, doesn’t have a pointed nose, doesn’t have an accent. But Smith has everything, looks, appeal, accent. I am sure if Smith will have a chance to get out of his jail cell, a lot of offer will be tendered to him by movie outfit in the Philippines. He has the looks to become a movie star. I guess Philippines is that so cheap eh?

  39. nel said,

    July 25, 2007 at 2:16 am

    Abay naman case yan ng rape bakit naman politics na ang usapin. Parang nagkaligawligaw na ehh.

    Pag ang babae nag sabi ng no, kahit ano pa siya NO means no! RAPE na yan pag ayaw nya.

  40. angel said,

    July 30, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    hi i just wanna ask or i just want to say my opinion on this case…is nicole really drunk? coz i think in the word pasuray2x seems she still know what she is doing because if we will say na tottaly drunk dapat she already dont know how to walk db? i mean yeah let say she is drunk but it doesn’t mean she is not in her pressence of mine, she still have it but the fact is she does not control the alcohol inside her body…pero alam pa niya ang ginagawa niya! it doesn’t mean guys na may kinakampihan ako..i’m just curious with the word pasuray2x kc…..

  41. LITO NUCUP said,

    November 7, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    As a democratic country, Nicole has all the rights to enter any establishments, such as entertainment bar, burlesque bar, nude bar or whatever you call it. Nicole has also all the rights to think twice, to think wise and to think right. But she forgot all those rights, so she ended up unrighteous in the dark of Subic nights.

  42. betya said,

    July 7, 2008 at 6:58 am

    nakaka inis walang makuhang answer

  43. Fred Smith said,

    March 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Reading through all of the information that was put up here a few years ago makes me wonder about a few thinks. If her BAC was really 449.9 how was she doing anything except laying on the floor or the ground? When was her blood drawn for a BAC test and what were the results? Never saw this information anywhere, possibly because she never had a BAC done in a timely manner. I bring this up because of the chart that was used showing her BAC at different times of the night and future down the page there is a listing of the BAC levels and effects. The one that stands out the most is “400-500 = Unconscious. Deep coma. Death from respiratory depression” If she was that drunk how was she able to scream once she was dropped on the side of the road?

  44. someone said,

    April 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    WELL GUYS THIS IS IT!YOU ARE ALL FOOLED BY SUZETTE.LET ME ALL TELL YOU THAT SUZETTE IS BEEN DATING IN THE BASE FOR YEARS EVERY PARTY SHE’S PRESENT!ITS NOT HER FIRST TIME TO GO AND MEET UP WITH AMERICAN GUYS.SHE ALWAYS GO WITH A MILITARY GUY TO MANILA DURING R&R.WHICH ACCORDING TO HER MOM IS ALWAYS JUST A FRIEND.THEY INVITE AMERICANS TO THEIR CANTEEN AND MOST OF THE TIME SUZETTE WILL PICK UP SOME AMERICAN INSIDE THE BASE LATE AT NIGHT AND TAKE THEM TO CITY AND HANG OUT.AND THAT THING IS NOT ALLOWED.SHE HAD ALL THIS UNPLEASANT RECORDS INSIDE SOUTH COM.IN HER FAMILIES CANTEEN SOME GIRLS WAIT AND GUARD THE DOOR WHILE SUZETTE IS INSIDE WITH A GUY.I DONT BELIEVE HER GETTING DRUNK SO FAST CAUSE SHE DRINKS ALL THE TIME AND SHE’S A PRO WITH THAT.SHE’S NO GOOD CAUSE IF SHE IS HER LIFE WONT BE LIKE THIS.SHE CHOSED HER PATH!WAIT AND SEE NICOLE WILL ALL SHOCK US MORE THAN EVER

  45. BatangNangingialam said,

    April 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    mahaba ito :p

    hahaha.ayun..

    BAKIT BIGLA SIYANG BUMALIGTAD?

    BAKITTT?

    i was saddened by her story and pitied her and was so enraged with this daniel smith guy months and moths past but

    now i think nicole’s a materialistic, stupid, pathetic girl who just thirsts for attention (wow, combs her hair while walking past cameras.woot woot cameras everywhere, talk of the town/country).

    binale-wala niya ang efforts ng mga tumulong at tumutulong sa kaniya. what about the medical findings, yung alcohol level, yung bruises sa internal genitalia niya..and all that stuff..wasted by backing away from the case. naisip ko tuloy:

    baka wala siyang bilib sa sistema dito sa Pilipinas, walang bilib sa mga Pilipinong experto na naglaan ng oras at panahon para matutukang maige yung kaso niya.

    naisip niya siguro na di kapani-paniwala ang mga findings nila (kasi nababayaran din sila tulad ng halos lahat ng ahensya ng gobyerno), ganun ba yun?

    o baka naman habol lang talaga niya ang ‘american dream’.

    dumagdag pa sa kakairitahan mo dito kay nicole ay pinapakita niya kung pa’no siya mag-isip:

    bara-barang nagdedesisyon sa buhay niya. bara-barang pumunta sa subic..tumanggi ka man ng dalawang beses, nicole, sa dulo din naman:

    pumunta ka pa din.
    yun na yun.

    yung pagtanggi mo ng dalawang beses nung umpisa walang saysay yun kasi kung matino ka talaga:

    una, hindi ka dapat pumunta–> anong ‘break’ ang sinasabi nila? ‘break’ saan?(napaka-bait naman ng banyagang ito para maging concern na hirap na hirap ka na sa trabaho. di ba niya naisip na source ito ng kabuhayan mo at tama lang na andun ka? the fact na nambulabog pa ng ibang tao para lang makasama ang mga kanong yun, sounds really pathetic.were you that burdened with the business that puts food in your mouth?)

    pangalawa–>nag-sama ka dapat ng lalaking kaibigan mo o kapatid.(tandaan, hindi ka taga-subic, that fact in itself poses potential harm na..what more yung makikipagkita ka sa grupo ng mga kano?)

    pangatlo–>di ka magpapakalsing.(ang tawag sa ginawa mo: nagpakawala ka. drinking too many liquor will inevitably make you drunk, ofcourse.how stupid of you to easily trust yourself with these guys.you barely know them.they barely know you. they pretty much don’t care about you and what happens to you.they’ve got nothing to do with you except ofcourse..what you previously accused them of doing that’s ‘against your will’)

    the most irritating of all is the fact that she’s going to the states. i mean, seriously??? even my ten year old sister feels something is wrong with the way she thinks, reflecting the majority of how filipinos think of what a good life is.

    ang napipintong pagpunta niya sa states ay para sa ‘bagong buhay’? ha?? Bat laging ganun pag-iisp ng mga Pilipino nga pala:

    BAGONG BUHAY=GOING ABROAD.

    nakakalungkot.

    argh. ang sarap niyang batukan. pinahiya niya sarili niya (at mga pilipino.seryoso, nahihiya ako sa ginawa niya, di maintindihang kiss-ass sa mga puti! )

    asus, dati galit na galit siya kay smith, and now pupunta siya sa bansa kung saan ‘nakakulong’ ang supposedlyng bumaboy sa kaniya. teka:

    pano siya nakakuha ng visa? ang dali-dali naman ata niyang makakuha matapos maka-enkwentro ang PWERSANG KANO.

    wow.
    wow talaga.

    god bless the philippines. kaawa-awa. napakalaking kaso nito at once again, pinahiya natin ang sariling mukha natin sa buong mundo.

    ang galing galing mo nicole. good thing you cover your face everytime, you are saved from being approached by filipinos who are so angry by your stupidity.

    kelan kaya tayo aangat talaga bilang isang bansa kung lahat ng tao ay ganito kay nicole: nagkaroon lang ng visa, tumiwalag na. sumigaw ng rape, pagkatops ay sasabihing ‘jokejokejoke’. papayag ding mapasailalim ng gobyernong puti. papayag sa buhay abroad kaysa pagsumikapang itaguyod ang sarili sa sariling bansa.

    ok na sana na tumiwalag siya e, pero ang pagpunta niya sa abroad ay nangangahulugan ng pagtakas–it gives off a notion to us audiences of this telenovela-ish story that indeed, may nangyari beyond our knowledge. nicole disappoints us. nasayang ang chance ng Philippine government na ipakita ang kahusayan nito, but this time,dun sa tamang paraan na, finally.

    argh. i know that the points i have cited don’t seem to be cohesive, after all i am not a learned lawyer, doctor, wtvr..but the thing is, i am alarmed. as a youth, i am really concerned with this matter.

    as well as enraged with this nicole girl.

  46. justinemendez said,

    May 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

    first of all

    mahrap svhn kung ito ang talaga
    ng nangyari,

    pero kung ung iba ay ssvhn dnt judge nicole ok.
    but also dnt judge smith,ok.

    kip diz terms i dnt usualy see a man with rapist attitude,lyk smith.

    ganito nlang walang magnanakaw kung wlang magpapanakaw,ok..


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