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Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija

Published: 8:09 a.m., Dec. 5, 2017 | Updated: 1:27 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017 The Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday condemned the murder of a retired Catholic priest who had served the diocese for 32 years. Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez, 72, was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen as he was driving through Sitio Sangalang at Barangay Lambakin in Jaen town on Monday night. San Jose Bishop Roberto Mallari said Paez managed to stop his car and talk to the gunmen after being shot. Mallari said Paez rolled down his car window and told the gunmen, "I'm a priest, I'm a priest." The gunmen sped off and Paez pulled to the roadside, Mallari said. Paez died while he was b...Keep on reading: Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 5th, 2017

Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija

Published: 8:09 a.m., Dec. 5, 2017 | Updated: 1:27 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017 The Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday condemned the murder of a retired Catholic priest who had served the diocese for 32 years. Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez, 72, was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen as he was driving through Sitio Sangalang at Barangay Lambakin in Jaen town on Monday night. San Jose Bishop Roberto Mallari said Paez managed to stop his car and talk to the gunmen after being shot. Mallari said Paez rolled down his car window and told the gunmen, "I'm a priest, I'm a priest." The gunmen sped off and Paez pulled to the roadside, Mallari said. Paez died while he was b...Keep on reading: Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Slain priest a ‘victim and a martyr’

The retired priest who was shot dead in Nueva Ecija last Dec. 4 might have been killed because his gunmen thought he was still with the farmer activist he had earlier helped out of jail. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines president and Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles aired the view as he called on the authorities to step up the probe of the killing of retired priest Marcelito "Tito" Paez. "No, Fr. Tito wasn't just a victim. He should be counted among our martyrs. Victims have no choice with their fate, martyrs do," Valles said. Paez, 72, was slain by motorcycle-riding assailants as he was driving in Jaen town on Dec. 4. Valles noted that the gunmen might had been ...Keep on reading: Slain priest a ‘victim and a martyr’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Activist priest killed in Nueva Ecija gun attack

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines — A retired Catholic priest was killed by unidentified gunmen in Jaen, Nueva Ecija, police said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Slain priest Richmond Nilo buried in Nueva Ecija

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Father Richmond Nilo, the second priest in Nueva Ecija killed by gunmen in the last few months, was buried on Friday, June 15, at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija. Around the same time that family, friends, and church followers buried the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Another priest killed in Central Luzon

MANILA: Two still unidentified gunmen shot and killed a parish priest who was about to celebrate Mass in Nueva Ecija province in Central Luzon, prompting a senior Catholic prelate to denounce the s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

RIT gunmen kill MC rider

SAN Isidro, Nueva Ecija -- Unidentified motorcycle-riding men shot dead a 47-year-old driver on his way home here last Wednesday. Killed was Fernando Martinez Jr., of P. Carmen St., Bgy. Poblacion, this town. Police said the murder incident was pulled off in Anita’s Subd. along Gov. Joson Provincial Road in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

‘To kill a priest is to kill Christ’

SAN JOSE CITY --- Catholic Church leaders on Monday gathered in this city in Nueva Ecija province to bury retired priest Marcelito Paez, who was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assassins in Jaen town on Dec. 4. "Those tasked with implementing the laws of the land should see to it that the perpetrators of this deed be brought to justice," said Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, who issued a pastoral statement as a representative of Central Luzon bishops to the 10-member Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines permanent council. Papal Nuncio Gabriele Caccia and two bishops led the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral for Paez here. During the ceremony, San Jose Bi...Keep on reading: ‘To kill a priest is to kill Christ’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Leftists told not to exploit killing of activist priest

THE Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) has told left-leaning groups not to exploit the killing of an activist Roman Catholic priest in Jaen town in Nueva Ecija as an issue against the government even as it condemned the incident. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, Nolcom public information officer, on Friday said the Communist Party of the Philippines-National… link: Leftists told not to exploit killing of activist priest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

CPP-Central Luzon blames ‘Duterte regime’ for Fr. Paez’s death

PAMPANGA, Philippines – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in Central Luzon blamed President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration for the killing of Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez in Nueva Ecija. In a statement sent to the media on Thursday, December 7, the CPP-Central Luzon said the 72-year-old retired Catholic priest-activist, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Militant coalition to hold human rights day rally on Dec. 10 amid priest’s killing

A militant anti-tyranny coalition is set to stage its human rights day rallyonSunday, Dec. 10in the wake of the killing of an activist priest and a pastor.     In a statementon Wednesday, the Movement Against Tyranny (MAT) said itsSunday protest would be heldfrom3:00 to 5:00 p.m.at the Bonifacio Shrine beside the Manila City Hall.     "We will mark International Human Rights DayonDecember 10with a heightened sense of urgency given the killings of known human rights activists Catholic priest Fr. Marcelito Paez in Nueva Ecija last Monday and Elisa Badayos in Negros Oriental last Nov. 28. Also killed was Born-Again pastor Lovelito Quiones in Occiden...Keep on reading: Militant coalition to hold human rights day rally on Dec. 10 amid priest’s killing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Central Luzon police vow ‘in-depth probe’ into killing of Nueva Ecija priest

PAMPANGA, Philippines – As social media erupted with demands for justice for Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez, who was killed by unknown gunmen Monday night, December 4, the director of the regional police here vowed an "in-depth probe" into the incident. Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, director of Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) based ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Outpouring of grief, rage over killing of Nueva Ecija activist priest

Catholic priest Marcelito “Tito” Paez, 72, a true servant of God and the people, died in a gun attack on Dec. 4. The post Outpouring of grief, rage over killing of Nueva Ecija activist priest appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

No impunity

The Philippine National Police (PNP) deems the July 3, 2018 assassination of Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote solved after the arrest of two suspected gunmen that led to the unmasking of the supposed brains behind the daring daylight murder. Police investigators point to contractor Christian Saquilabon as the mastermind and the P96-million construction […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Arrested gunmen of Mayor Bote name ‘mastermind’

TWO captured suspects in the assassination of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote on July 3 identified the “brains” behind the killing of the well-loved local official, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said yesterday. Suspects Florencio Suarez and Robert Gumacay’s revelations are now the subject of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors

  Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin on Wednesday blamed the deadly attacks on two local officials this week on President Rodrigo Duterte who, he said, inspired disrespect for the rule of law by promising protection to police who would kill drug users and dealers.   According to the opposition lawmaker, the shooting deaths of the mayors of Tanauan City, Batangas province, and General Tinio, Nueva Ecija province, showed that once the rule of law is abandoned, "anybody with a gun and a grudge has a license to kill people without worrying about the consequences."   No prosecution   He said the President himself gave the license to kill by repeatedly assur...Keep on reading: Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Cops look into politics, business dealings of slain Ecija mayor

  Police investigators are looking into politics and the business dealings of the slain municipal mayor of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija province after ruling out his involvement in illegal drugs.   Mayor Ferdinand Bote, 57, was killed by two gunmen riding on a motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon as he left the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) compound on board his sport utility vehicle in Cabanatuan City.   Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police director, on Wednesday said the investigators had not "encountered" any information linking Bote to illegal drugs.   They are focusing instead on "the quarry issues in General Tinio and pa...Keep on reading: Cops look into politics, business dealings of slain Ecija mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Mayor Bote ambushed, Gilas update, PH inflation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, was killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen on Tuesday afternoon, July 3. The Australian basketball team involved in a brawl with Filipino team Gilas Pilipinas leaves the country Tuesday afternoon.  Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

PNP arrests mastermind in killing of Fr Richmond Nilo

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Monday, July 2, the arrest of the alleged mastermind in the killing of Nueva Ecija Priest Fr  Richmond Nilo .  PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde in a press briefing identified the suspect as Manuel Torres, who allegedly hired a killer to shoot Father Nilo . Albayalde said it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Gunman in Ecija priest slay held, admits killing

The supposed self-confessed gunman in the killing of Catholic priest Richmond Nilo in Nueva Ecija on June 10 is expected to be presented at Camp Crame today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Nueva Ecija priest slay suspect released

It was a case of mistaken identity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018