UPLM condemns lawyer’s killing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 June) — The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) condemned the shooting Friday night of lawyer Emmanuel Acuna Jr., an alumnus of the Ateneo de Davao Law School who passed away in a hospital on Sunday.

“This is yet another proof of the continuing state of impunity that still bedevil and plague our society…we register our strongest condemnation of this act! We demand no less than a speedy investigation from the authorities and bring to the bar of justice the perpetrators!,” Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, also UPLM chair, said.

Zarate said Acuna, used to work at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) assigned in Davao Oriental for about three years but recently resigned to go into private practice.

In a statement, Jeremy Eliab, Assistant to the President of the Ateneo de Davao University, also called for Justice for Acuna.

Eliab said Acuna was shot by a still unidentified gunman on Friday night at BPI parking area near SM Lanang Permiere.”

“Despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced brain dead last night, and his body soon followed hours after,” Eliab said.

“I request for prayers for the rest of his soul and for the bereaved family of Eman,” Eliab wrot, ending his statement with a call for “Justice for Eman!” (MindaNews)

  • let the truth be known

    Gerald Ang is the mastermid…
    Gerald Ang of Dalta Enterprise, Kidapawan City

    • Duterte Resign

      Who is Gerald Ang?

    • justicewillprevail2009

      do you have proof? if you want the truth to be known as your alias says, show us proof. don/t drop names if you have no proof. you don/t know the whole story mam/sir.

      • iwantjusticetoo2009

        Mam/Sir.. show us proof that Gerald Ang is not the mastermind.. please. I dare you