Mom laments ‘elusive’ justice for slain husband, adopted son

  Arsenia Remedillo's husband, Francisco, never smoked, drank or gambled.   But on June 17, 2017, the eve of Father's Day, a masked man barged into the Remedillos' house in Quezon City and shot the 68-year-old Francisco, hitting him near the nape. Francisco was killed outright.   The assailant then went after the Remedillos' 36-year-old adopted son, Marlon dela Cruz, and shot him several times.   The deaths of Francisco and Marlon came toward the end of the first year of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs.   In just two years, thousands have been killed in police operations and in attacks by motorcycle-riding gunmen. Mo...Keep on reading: Mom laments ‘elusive’ justice for slain husband, adopted son.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 19th, 2018

Filipina slain in Sweden laid to rest – DFA

The Filipina who was killed in Sweden by her Swedish actor-husband was laid to rest in Stockholm, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.   READ: Filipina killed by actor-husband in Sweden to get justice   In a statement, DFA said that Mailyn Conde Sinambong was buried at the Norra Begravningsplatsen cemetery in the presence of her brother and cousin from the Philippines, her two children, her aunt and cousin from Norway, and her in-laws.   READ: Sweden assures justice for slain Filipina   Consul General Maria Elena Algabre of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo and Suzette Aluag-Callo of the DFA Office of Migrant Workers Affairs ...Keep on reading: Filipina slain in Sweden laid to rest – DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Sweden assures justice for slain Filipina — DFA

Swedish authorities assured that justice will be served for the Filipina who was slain in Sweden, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday. Mailyn Conde Sinambong was killed by her Swedish actor-husband on September 23. READ: DFA: Authorities identify killer of OFW in Sweden The assurance, the DFA said in a statement, was conveyed to Consul General Ma. Elena Algabre of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo by Swedish prosecutor Malin Khn during a meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday. "We thank our Swedish friends for their assurances that our kababayan Mailyn and her family will obtain justice," Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. "This assurance mean...Keep on reading: Sweden assures justice for slain Filipina — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Kin of slain Bohol mayor hoping for reversal of DOJ ruling

The family of murdered Bien Unido, Bohol Mayor Gisela Boniel has expressed optimism that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would still rescind its order dropping the parricide case against her husband, Bohol provincial board member Nio Rey Boniel, the family's lawyer said on Sunday. "This is just a temporary setback. The [victim's] family is hopeful that the DOJ will rectify the matter," lawyer Virgil Ligutan told the Inquirer in a phone interview. "We rely on the good judgment of the DOJ that they will reverse the resolution sooner than later," he said. Ligutan was referring to the Jan. 29 resolution issued by Justice Undersecretary Reynante Orceo which granted Boniel's petition ...Keep on reading: Kin of slain Bohol mayor hoping for reversal of DOJ ruling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Why him? Wife of slain Korean trader Jee Ick-Joo still asks

A year after her husband, South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo, was killed by police in President Duterte's war on drugs, Choi Kyung-jin's question remains unanswered: "Why my husband?" "I'm requesting the Philippine government to tell me why my husband and who did this to him," Choi told through an interpreter on Tuesday. Choi said life for her had become "really hard" as she pressed for justice against the police officers accused of killing her husband. "Right after the incident, I sent my daughter back to Korea. She is currently a senior high [school student] and is preparing for college," Choi said, adding she was sad that she couldn't be there for her as sh...Keep on reading: Why him? Wife of slain Korean trader Jee Ick-Joo still asks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Cops fishing for info vs Reds

BAGUIO CITY --- A police lawsuit against friends and family members of slain peace talks consultant Randy Felix Malayao was meant only to fish for information about communist rebels and not solve his murder, according to a member of the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) on Friday. NUPL lawyer Edu Balgos was charged on Feb. 6 with grave threats, grave coercion and obstruction of justice because of his role in retrieving Malayao's laptop, phones and his other belongings from the Nueva Vizcaya police. Also charged were Balgos' wife, Rina, and Malayao's sister, Perla Urpano. Police accused them of taking material evidence. A consultant of the National Democratic Front of ...Keep on reading: Cops fishing for info vs Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

NDF consultant Randy Malayao laid to rest

ISABELA, Philippines – Mourners raised their fists while marching on Thursday, February 7, the day slain activist Randy Malayao was laid to rest.  The San Pablo Church in Isabela province was filled with hundreds of Malayao's relatives, friends, and other symphatizers who are crying for justice for his brutal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Karapatan: Obstruction of justice raps vs Malayao kin, counsel baseless

Rights group Karapatan on Thursday slammed the police for filing complaints against slain peace consultant Randy Malayao’s sister and lawyer for retrieving his personal belongings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Groups in Cagayan march to call for justice for slain activist Malayao

CAGAYAN, Philippines – Several groups in Cagayan Valley marched around Tuguegarao City on Wednesday, February 6, to call for justice for slain peace consultant and activist Randy Malayao.  Nearly 100 members of Danggayan, Makabayan, Karapatan, and Anakpawis in Cagayan held placards and posters saying, "Hustisya para kay Ka Randy!" (Justice for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Students, rights defenders light candles for slain NDFP consultant

Students of the University of the Philippines Baguio together with human rights defenders lit candles in an indignation rally at the university’s oblation ground to condemn and demand justice for the killing of National Democratic Front of the Philippines Consultant Randy Malayao......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Batocabe’s widow to seek Daraga mayoral post

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines - Gertrudes "Gertie" Batocabe, widow of slain Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, announced on Friday that she will substitute as National Unity Party's candidate for Daraga, albay mayor in the May midterm elections. The announcement was made a day after a meeting with President Duterte at Malacaang and forty-two days after her husband and his police escort SPO2 Orlando Diaz were slain by gunmen while leaving a gift-giving activity in Daraga. "As early as the moment my father died, people were already clamuring for my mother to pick up the fight," said lawyerJustin Batocabe, son of the slain lawmaker. "Even when the President visited ... during ou...Keep on reading: Batocabe’s widow to seek Daraga mayoral post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Robredo laments Jolo twin blasts

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday lamented the twin bombings in Jolo, Sulu that killed at least 20 and injured 81 as it came just six days after the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite. "Nakakalungkot na sa panahon na umaasa tayo na matutuldukan na iyong lahat na kaguluhan dito sa Mindanao, mangyayari iyong ganito," she said in an interview in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental. [It's sad that this happened at a time when we are hoping that there will be end be an end to the conflict in Mindanao.] READ:Jolo twin blasts death toll reaches 20, with 81 others injured Robredo called for the immediate justice for the victims of the blast, addin...Keep on reading: Robredo laments Jolo twin blasts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Kin of SAF 44 still crying out for justice, full financial aid

Relatives of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who were killed in a botched operation against a Malaysian bomb maker and his Filipino cohort four years ago said on Friday that they would continue to pursue justice for the slain commandos while waiting for the government to complete its promised financial assistance to their families.   Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Malacaang also was demanding justice for the "gallant heroes," who had been posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for Filipino police officers and soldiers.   "We urge the Office of the Ombudsman to resolve with dispatch the case filed against those who ...Keep on reading: Kin of SAF 44 still crying out for justice, full financial aid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Justice remains elusive as SAF 44 remembered

Justice remains elusive for the 44 police commandos killed by Muslim rebels after hours of holding their ground in a cornfield in the remote town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao exactly four years ago yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

EDITORIAL - Mamasapano remembered

Four years after 44 members of the elite police Special Action Force were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, relatives of the slain commandos continue to grieve and wait for justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Cebu town mayor survives ambush; husband, 2 others slain

Mayor Lakambini Reluya of San Fernando, Cebu was wounded in an ambush in Barangay Linao, Talisay City on Tuesday that left three persons, including her husband barangay chairman Ricardo Jr., dead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

House raises only P5M of pledged P13M bounty for Batocabe’s killers

It turns out the House of Representatives has not raised the bounty it promised as a reward for those who would help capture the killers of slain member AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe.  Lawmakers previously pledged to raise P13 million to help attain justice for their murdered colleague. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

NBI to probe killing of former Cebu fiscal

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Friday that he ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the killing of former prosecutor Mary Ann Castro, who was slain in an ambush on Thursday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Batocabe widow replaces slain husband in mayoral race

Batocabe widow replaces slain husband in mayoral race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Relatives of slain 11-year-old bullying victim cries for justice

The family of an 11-year-old boy who died on Jan. 7 after he was reportedly bullied and beaten up by his playmates during a Christmas party here on Dec. 28 is crying for justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Lawmakers want Daraga town under Comelec control

MANILA, Philippines – Legislators want justice to be served soon for their slain colleague AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe , whom the police suspect was killed by a private army hired by Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo . Kabayan Representative Ron Salo said on Thursday, January 3, that while Baldo is “innocent until ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019