IBP-Capiz condemns ‘ambush’ on lawyer

first_img“My death threat ining si Dordas kag nanotice niya nga may nagasunod sa ilafrom Dao on their way to Panitan town while traversing Barangay Timpas road. Paglupok naka gwa siya sa salakyan kag nakabalos palupok using his service pistol,” Mahometano said.       ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Integrated Bar of thePhilippines (IBP) in this province condemned the attempt on the life of itsmember Atty. Cris Heredia, 49, and her daughter.         Heredia was on board a white Toyota Fortunerdriven by her daughter when they were “ambushed” in Barangay Malapad Cogon inSigma, Capiz around 11:30 a.m. on Monday. “We see the incident as a threat to the legalprofession,” Bartolome added. Dordas, a government employee, was slightlyhit on the neck. Initial investigation of the Sigma policestation showed assailants targeted Heredia’s client Jimmy Dordas as based onthe trajectory of bullets that riddled the lawyer’s car. Police investigators claimed the incident wasmore likely a “shooting incident” and not ambush.     The IBP-Capiz said the attempt on their lives“is another detestable act which has no place in a democratic society which theIBP abhors.”         Several empty shells of a .9mm-caliber firearmwere recovered from the crime scene and a makeshift silencer found few metersaway.      Heredia and Dordas were ambushed few minutesafter attending a court hearing in Dao town on a land dispute case.        “Pagkabatonnaton sang balita sa natabo kay Atty. Cris Heredia, nagtuga ini sang kakugmang sa aton,” IBP-Capizpresident Atty. Remia Bartolome told PanayNews. “The legal profession calls upon its membersto continue to be vigilant and to pray for the safety of all its members,” itadded.         Police said Heredia and her daughter, whorecently passed the medical board examination, were unharmed./PN “We alsocall upon the authorities to investigate the incident as this is not just anattack to a lawyer but an attack to the right to life of each and everyindividual,” it said.   “Sa amonnga pag imbistigar sa paglantaw namon based on the volume of fire nagwa nga si Jimmy Dordas ang target kay sa likod siya naga pungko,” Sigma chief Captain ChristianMahometano said.    last_img read more