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Kin of Atimonan rubout victim asks Aquino to ensure justice in case

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Relatives of victims of the Atimonan, Quezon shooting visit the site during the 1st year anniversary. INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The family of Tirso Lontok Jr., one of the 13 victims of the “Atimonan rubout,” lit candles and prayed at the site of the killings along Maharlika Highway here on Sunday, seeking heaven’s intercession as they continued to fight for justice for his death and those of the others at the hands of law enforcers a year ago today (Monday).

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Atimonan: Still no justice after a year

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A member of the National Bureau of Investigation forensic team examines marks left by a hail of bullets that hit this SUV and another vehicle, and killed all 13 onboard, including police officers and soldiers. Most of the bullets were believed to have been fired by a police-military team stationed at a checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Families of the 13 victims of the Atimonan rubout have appealed to the Aquino administration to expedite the resolution of the case and punish the guilty.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Soldiers fired in the air’

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“For the military it was an encounter,” Army Lt. Col. Monico Abang on Friday said, describing what happened at a police checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, where 13 alleged criminals were killed in a supposed shootout with government security forces on Jan. 6.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Army lawyer denies ‘uniformed soldier’ killed Lontok

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RESIDENTS of Dolores town in Quezon join the funeral march for environmentalist Tirso Lontok Jr., who was among those killed in Atimonan on Jan. 6. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

The lawyer of Army soldiers in the controversial Atimonan shooting incident on January 6 strongly refuted the supposed personal account of two eyewitnesses, who pointed to an unidentified man in “soldier’s uniform” as the one who allegedly shot Tirso Lontok Jr. while the environmentalist was raising his arms, apparently an act of surrendering himself to authorities.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

As questions hang, mourners cry for justice

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RESIDENTS of Dolores town in Quezon join the funeral march for environmentalist Tirso Lontok Jr., who was among those killed in Atimonan on Jan. 6. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

As doubts hovered over the legitimacy of the Jan. 6 shooting in Atimonan town in Quezon, the man said to be the main target of the bloody police operation was buried in Calamba City on Tuesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Police colonel in ‘Atimonan 13’ buried with full military honors

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Light rains showered the funeral of Supt. Alfredo Consemino, one of the 13 men killed in a gun battle in Atimonan town, Quezon province, last week as he was buried with full military honors on Saturday at the San Pablo Memorial Park here.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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