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Union leader slain in QC

By: - Reporter / @erikaINQ
/ 04:04 AM September 24, 2016

A Union leader was shot dead in front of the National Labor Relations Commission office in Quezon City on Friday.

Edilberto Miralles, 65, a resident of Barangay Pasong Tamo, was shot in the head by a motorcycle back rider on Banawe Street, Barangay Sto. Domingo, around 8:30 a.m., Supt. Tomas Nuñez, Quezon City Police District-La Loma Station chief, said.

Miralles, a former employee of R&E taxi, was on his way to an NLRC  hearing when he was  shot. Other ex-employees involved in the labor case were then waiting for him.

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Allan Tanjusay, spokesperson of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, called for an immediate investigation.

“We are alarmed because last week, Sept. 17, Orlando Abangan, also a union organizer, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant in Talisay, Cebu,” he said.

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