DoJ orders NBI to probe killing of lawyer

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday directed the Nationwide Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe the killing of a human rights legal professional in Surallah, South Cotabato.

Guevarra issued the order to NBI officer-in-charge Eric Distor, who used to be additionally directed to provide common updates in regards to the investigation.

Distor used to be “directed and granted authority to habits an investigation and case build-up at the killing…and if proof warrants, to report the best fees towards all individuals concerned and located chargeable for any illegal act in connection therewith.”

Attorney Juan Macababbad used to be shot lifeless by means of two assailants outdoor his place of abode in Surallah ultimate September 15. He reportedly sustained no less than 5 gunshot wounds, a few of them at the head.

Macababbad used to be the vice chairperson of the Union of Other people’s Attorneys in Mindanao (UPLM) and served as concurrent chair of UPLM’s Soccsksargen bankruptcy.

He used to be additionally a member of the Nationwide Union of Other people’s Attorneys.

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