Persecution, killings of clergy in PH under the #Duterte administration

11 Jun

– Pastor Leovelito Quiñones, 57, was killed on the night of December 3, 2017 when he was on his way home from Bansud, Oriental Mindoro after getting an amplifier for their church. The military accused Quiñones of being an NPA rebel and said that the soldiers recovered from him a .45-caliber pistol and two (2) containers of bullet.

– Former parish priest Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez, 72, was gunned down by unidentified men on the night of December 4, 2017 in Jaen, Nueva Ecjia after facilitating the release of peasant organizer and political prisoner Rommel Tucay. He was a board member of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP). In 1980, he was the leader of the Central Luzon Alliance for a Sovereign Philippines (CLASP), and campaigned for the removal of US military bases in the Philippines. He was also an anti-nuclear activist.

– Fr. Mark Anthony Ventura, 37, was shot dead by riding-in-tandem killers just as he was blessing children after celebrating the Mass in Brgy. Piña Weste, Gattaran, Cagayan on April 29, 2018. He was known for his opposition to mining and helping the indigenous peoples of Cagayan.

– Rev. Fr. Richmond Nilo was gunned down by unidentified men in front of all church goers during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at around 5pm today in San Pablo Chapel Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija. He was a vocal critic of the Duterte administration.

All of these happened under the watch of a president that condones and justifies these killings. #StopTheKillings #justice

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Posted by on June 11, 2018 in national democracy


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