By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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).
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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.
By Maricar Cinco
The families of at least two of the victims in the Atimonan, Quezon shooting are getting impatient with Malacañang’s decision to go slow in reviewing the recommendations that the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation submitted to the Palace over a week ago.
By Nikko Dizon
Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista is standing by the officers and men of the Army’s 1st Special Forces Battalion implicated in the bloody Quezon incident.
By Marlon Ramos
, Nancy C. Carvajal
January 5, the day before they met their end in Atimonan, Quezon province, the victims, coming from various places, met up with Victor “Vic” Siman at Turbina bus terminal in Calamba, Laguna. They boarded two sports utility vehicles belonging to Siman and the group drove to Jose Panganiban in Camarines Norte, according to a relative of one of the victims.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Whatever the military’s witness says will not affect the National Bureau of Investigation’s finding that the killings of 13 people in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6 were not the results of a shootout between government security forces and alleged criminals, an NBI official said on Saturday.
By Arlyn dela Cruz
A case operation plan (coplan) involves only intelligence activity to build up a case against a target. There is nothing criminal about a coplan, according to Chief Supt. James Melad, the sacked chief of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police.
By Tetch Torres
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is keen on looking into the income taxes paid by the group of one of the 13 people killed in the shooting incident in Atimonan, Quezon.
By Madonna T. Virola
, Marlon Ramos
, Marrah Erika Lesaba
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.
By Michael Lim Ubac
, Nikko Dizon
The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) did not approve a proposed police operation against alleged “jueteng” operator Victor “Vic” Siman because it was a potentially bloody business, the Inquirer learned on Saturday.