IBP slams murder of Nueva Ecija lawyer
CABANATUAN CITY –– The Integrated Bar of the Philippines condemned the Friday (Feb. 28) murder of 73-year-old lawyer Bayani Dalangin, who was attacked in front of his clients at his office in Talavera town.
A hooded gunman shot him repeatedly with a .45 caliber pistol before fleeing on board a motorcycle on Friday night.
Investigators recovered five spent bullet shells at the crime scene, but are still piecing together clues to explain why Dalangin was targeted.
Dalangin’s murder “was not only an attack against a member of the Philippine Bar, it is also an attack against the legal order and justice system,” said Wilson Chua, president of the IBP Nueva Ecija chapter, in a Saturday (Feb. 29) statement.
IBP-NE described Dalangin, a law professor and a barrister of the public attorneys’ office (PAO), as “a good, brilliant. and respected Ecija lawyer.”
It urged the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies to conduct an “immediate, in-depth, comprehensive, and swift investigation to bring to justice the perpetrators of this gruesome and despicable act.”/lzb
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