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Activist opposed to hydro project killed in Ifugao

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 01:14 PM March 05, 2018

BAGUIO CITY—- Two gunmen shot and killed an activist, who had been opposing a hydroelectric power project at Tinoc town in Ifugao province, the police said on Monday.

Ricardo Mayumi, a 52-year-old member of the Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM), died from multiple gunshot wounds inside his house in Ambabag village in Kiangan town at 8:10 p.m. last March 2. His cousins and a neighbor rushed to his house when they heard four gunshots that night.

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Witnesses said one of the suspects wore a black jacket and a bonnet while the other was wearing a brown jacket and a helmet. Forensic investigators found three empty shells fired from a caliber .45-pistol at the crime scene.

The IPM, in a statement, condemned the murder of Mayumi, who had lobbied against the Quad River mini hydro projects in Tinoc town in Ifugao. The group said Mayumi had been receiving death threats.

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Mayumi was an associate of activist William Bugatti, who was gunned down after attending a court hearing on March 25, 2014.                         /kga

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