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INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES

DAVAO CITY CHAPTER


IBP Legal Resource Center, B. Aquino Hall of Justice Compound
Candelario St., Ecoland, Davao City
Telefax No. (082) 296-0070; (082) 299-0753
Email Address: ibpdavao0709@yahoo.com.ph

STATEMENT OF THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES-


DAVAO CITY CHAPTER ON
Board of Officers: (2009-2011)

Socorro T. Ermac Cabreros THE MASS MURDER OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN


President SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO ON NOVEMBER 23, 2009

Cres Dan D. Bangoy


Vice President The Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Davao City Chapter strongly condemns
the abduction and mass murder of the group of innocent civilians in the town of
Robert Michael N. Razon Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao Province on November 23, 2009. Reportedly,
Secretary
members of a political clan were on a convoy of several vehicles to file their
candidates’ certificates of candidacy at the Commission on Elections (C0MELEC)
Antoinette G. Principe
Treasurer office in Shariff Aguak accompanied by a number of media practitioners and their
two lady lawyers when they were waylaid by group of armed men allied with a rival
Lucilo B. Sarona, Jr. political clan, who later abducted and killed all those in the convoy.
Auditor
The manner by which the crime was executed is the lowest of its kind as it
Martin B. Delgra III clearly shows the depravity and the lack of respect for human life by the
Public Relations Officer perpetrators. There is no legal nor moral justification whatsoever for the mass murder
of innocent civilians who have family members who rely on them.

The IBP Davao City Chapter doubly denounces and deplores the killing of
Board of Directors: the two lady lawyers who were there to simply assist their clients in the practice of
their profession and the media practitioners who were also there to witness
January Faye L. Risonar democracy at work. Reports of the rape and mutilation of some of those killed
seriously aggravate these terrible crimes and utterly have no place in our civilized
Jessie Marvin G. Melodias society governed by the rule of law.

Jonathan M. Jocom We firmly appeal to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to exercise her
utmost political will by immediately ordering the leadership of the Philippines
Heraclio T. Malaki III National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to conduct a thorough, swift
and impartial investigation of these heinous crimes and bring the perpetuators to the
Jaime M. Lopoz, Jr. bars of justice – who ever are responsible. This gruesome murders should and ought
not to be dismissed and classified as simply another political killings which is
prevalent in our ever fragile democracy, for to do so is to degenerate in our political
maturity as a nation and worst, makes us complacent to think and act like the
Manuel P. Quibod perpetuators themselves who, in their sick and neurotic mind, think that democracy
Immediate Past President is won by the barrel of the gun and the enormous wealth and power of those in
& Ex-Officio Member power.

Atty. Socorro Ermac Cabreros


Chapter President

Atty. Martin B. Delgra III


Public Relations Officer