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

Swedish authorities reassures kin of slain Filipina justice

Swedish authorities reassured the family of a slain Filipina mother of two that justice would be served......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Rappler Talk: PH Bar Association s Jose Agcaoili on seeking justice for slain lawyers

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Monday, November 26, at 1:30 pm MANILA, Philippines – Lawyers and other members of the judiciary have not been spared from what has been denounced as a "culture of impunity" under President Rodrigo Duterte. From July 2016 to November 8 this year, at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Justice still elusive for Maguindanao massacre victims

Nine years after the Maguindanao massacre, cases of killings, death threats, surveillance of media agencies and journalists, libel and online and other harassments have made the practice of journalism in the country even more perilous, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

LOOK: La Union towns put up banners seeking justice for slain officials

LA UNION, Philippines – Black banners and tarpaulins are displayed along the highway and other areas in the towns of Balaoan and Sudipen in La Union province, calling for justice for their slain local elected officials. On November 14,  Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion  was killed with his aide in an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Widow hits police for linking slain lawyer to gambling

  CEBU CITY---The widow of slain human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos has expressed dismay over the ongoing police investigation into her husband's murder.   Clarissa Ramos said police had floated the idea that her husband may have been involved in illegal gambling, citing witnesses who claimed seeing him playing mahjong shortly before he was shot on Tuesday night.   "My God. Where did they get this information? My husband didn't even get enough sleep just helping his clients. What an irresponsible statement!" she said on Friday.   Should be rich by now   Ramos, 56, a founding member of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), w...Keep on reading: Widow hits police for linking slain lawyer to gambling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead

  Lawyers and human rights groups are crying out for justice over the killing of activist-lawyer Benjamin Ramos less than a month after helping families of nine farmers who were shot dead by unknown attackers in Negros Occidental province.   Ramos, 56, a founding member of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), had just bought cigarettes and was standing in front a store in his hometown of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when one of two men on a motorcycle shot him three times.   "We decry this latest incident in a quick succession of violent attacks against lawyers, who are now enveloped in fear as they seek to ...Keep on reading: Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Lupus hasn’t stopped Em Villar

The family of Emmeline "Em" Aglipay Villar tried to dissuade her when the position of justice undersecretary was offered her. They knew the demands of the job would wreak havoc on her already fragile health. Em was a new lawyer in 2007 when she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissues and organs. Through the years, she has learned to deal with it, to manage the stresses that trigger her symptoms---the flares or rashes and joint pains, for instance. But her husband, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, and her parents knew better than to try and talk her out of it. The headstrong former party-list representativ...Keep on reading: Lupus hasn’t stopped Em Villar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Political killings: 2 campaign volunteers of Abra governor slain

BAGUIO CITY --- Two campaign volunteers of reelectionist Abra Gov. Maria Jocelyn Bernos were killed on Monday in an ambush in Dolores town, the bailiwick of one of her political rivals. But police and election officials had yet to determine whether the attack was related to next year's elections. Men armed with a shotgun and an assault rifle fired at Rodel Pilor, 34, and Roland Lazara, 43, who were on a motorcycle at Barangay Kimmalaba in Dolores at 9:15 a.m. Bernos is running against Dolores Mayor Robert Victor "JR" Seares Jr. Seares' cousin, the former Abra Electric Cooperative general manager, Loreto Seares Jr., is also running for governor. Call for justice "We ...Keep on reading: Political killings: 2 campaign volunteers of Abra governor slain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Slain drug suspects ‘unarmed, handcuffed’

THE families of the five suspected drug personalities who were killed during the One Time Big Time operation last Thursday morning in Sitio Tunga, Barangay Tanke in Talisay City are demanding justice. The fatalities, who were on the Talisay City police’s drugs watchlist, allegedly resisted arrest and fought back, which resulted in the shootout. However,… link: Slain drug suspects ‘unarmed, handcuffed’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Families of slain, wounded troopers in North Cot receive livelihood aid

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 06 October) —  Sixteen families of soldiers and police personnel in North Cotabato who were wounded or killed in the battle field received livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12. One of the beneficiaries was Lorlene Apostol whose husband, Sgt. Andrew Apostol, was killed in an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Mom of slain Filipina in Sweden seeks custody of grandchildren

MANILA, Philippines – The mother of the Filipina slain recently in Sweden, 28-year-old Mailyn Conde Sinambong, is now seeking custody of her grandchildren, said the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Sinambong died on September 23 after she was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, 50-year-old ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Sweden vows justice for slain Filipina

Swedish authorities gave assurances to the Philippines that justice will be served for slain Filipina Mailyn Sinambong......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Consul arranging repatriation of slain Filipina s remains from Sweden

Consul General Ma. Elena Algabre has flown from Oslo, Norway to Stockholm, Sweden to help make arrangements for the repatriation of the remains of a Filipina slain by her Swedish husband......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

DFA vows justice for Filipina killed in Sweden

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) vowed justice for a Filipina who was killed in Sweden, allegedly by her Swedish actor-husband, last September 23. The DFA said in a statement on Sunday, September 30, that it is now assisting the family of Mailyn Conde Sinambong. Sinambong was a mother of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Cavite vice mayor looked for guns days before he was slain

The widow of slain Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan said her husband was looking for bulletproof vests and guns days before he was allegedly killed by the town’s mayor on July 7. Gemma Lubigan said she has no idea if her husband received any death threats before he was shot as he is secretive [...] The post Cavite vice mayor looked for guns days before he was slain appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Traffic enforcer in viral video cited

Netizens commended a traffic constable for his patience when he was at the receiving end of verbal abuse from the husband of a Department of Justice prosecutor who tried to get out of paying a P200 fine for illegal parking last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018