IBP condemns killing of lawyer in Abra

The Police Provincial Office of Abra stated on Friday that investigators are now establishing the motive behind the murder of a lawyer in Abra.

Lawyer Ma. Saniata Liwliwa Gonzales Alzate was killed by two unidentified gunmen in front of her house at 4:55 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. (Photo from Abra provincial government)

MANILA, Philippines — Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has condemned the killing of Maria Saniate Alzate, a lawyer who was shot by two gunmen in front of her residence in Abra on Thursday.

The association said Alzate’s execution proves the dangers that members of the legal profession go through.

“Her brazen murder serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive threats faced by lawyers, judges, and officers of the Court across the Philippines,” IBP said in a statement on Friday.

The organization also called on National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police (PNP) to find and arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

PNP Chief Benjamin Acorda on Friday said the police force has formed an investigative body to probe into the incident.

READ: PNP forms special body to probe lawyer’s murder in Abra


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