The Philippines: Group formed to ‘pressure’ Bohol police to solve lawyer’s murder

March 4, 2017

Representatives from various sectors in the launching of “Justice for Atty. Mia Kalinaw sa Bohol Movement" to call for speedy justice for the killing Atty. Mia Manuelita Mascariñas-Green and to end impunity in the province of Bohol. Leo Udtohan/Inquirer Visayas

Various organizations in Bohol have formed an initiative to push the police to give justice to the death of lawyer Mia Manuelita Mascariñas-Green who was killed in front of her three children and nanny last Feb.15.

The Justice for Atty. Mia Kalinaw sa Bohol (peace in Bohol) Movement, was formed on Friday to put pressure on the police to solve the killing of Green and other unsolved crimes in the province.

“The call for the speedy justice for Mia is connected to the seeds of impunity that is an obstacle to attain justice not just for Mia but for many cases here in Bohol, our peaceful Bohol,” said Pat Ruiz, a board of director of the Bohol Nature and Conservation Society (Bonaconso).

Ruiz was one of the conveners of the movement which included representatives from civil society groups, the religious sector, the academe and members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) as well as friends and relatives of Green.

Green was driving home with her three children aged 10 and two-year-old twins and a nanny in the afternoon of Feb. 15 when she was waylaid at the corner of H. Zamora and J.A. Clarin Streets in Dao District in Tagbilran.



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