outbrain
Close  

Activist shot dead in Iloilo City

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:41 AM April 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — An activist was shot dead in his rented house in Iloilo City early Thursday morning.

Lt. Col. Joem Malong, Western Visayas regional police spokesperson, identified the victim as Jory Porquia, 50, Iloilo regional coordinator of Bayanmuna.

ADVERTISEMENT

Initial investigation showed that the victim was inside his house along Barangay Santo Niño Norte when he was shot by two gunmen.

Porquia died on the spot.

FEATURED STORIES

An investigation is ongoing  to determine the motive of the attack and identify the killers.

Youth group League for Filipino Students (LFS) denounced the murder of Porquia during the coronavirus disease outbreak.

“The League of Filipino Students strongly condemns the killing of Jory Porquia! Fascists attacks continue while we’re in the middle of a pandemic. In this regime, those who genuinely help the poor and needy are threatened, harassed, and worst, killed,” read the statement posted on its official Facebook page.

GSG
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Activist, coronavirus Philippines, Iloilo, Jory Porquia, ‎Police, Regions, Western Visayas
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.