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Monday, March 4, 2013

Barug Katawhan leader shot dead in Davao Oriental

Kagawad Cristina Jose of Brgy. Binondo, Baganga Municipality, Davao Oriental (Kilab Multimedia)
DAVAO CITY, Philippines- A Barangay Kagawad of Binondo, Bagangga Municipality, Davao Oriental and a leader of Barug Katawhan was shot dead Monday evening, March 4.
The victim, CRISTINA JOSE,  was one of those who led the 3-day protest rally outside the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Davao. Jose is also a member of the party-list group Bayan Muna.
According to human rights advocate, Karapatan Southern Mindanao, Jose and all those who participated in the 'Kampuhan' were allegedly harassed by the Barangay Captain and the military from 67th IBPA.
"Supposedly, she was on her way to Davao City after the session to report the cases of Human Rights Violations, but she was brutally killed", said Karlos Trangia, spokesman of Barug Katawhan.
Meanwhile, Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares, in a text message, condemned the killings and called for an immediate investigation.
Colmenares said that whoever the perpetrators are should be punished.

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