Apr 7, 2021 @ 18:22

Moms of ‘Bloody Sunday’ victims seek dialogue with Guevarra for case updates

The mothers of two of the nine activist leaders killed in the “Bloody Sunday” operations of the Calabarzon police sought help through a letter to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

Rosenda Lemite and Imelda Evangelista, parents of the late Anna Mariz and Ariel, wrote to the top abogado and even Senate President Tito Sotto and House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco to appeal for help in their pursuit of justice.

For Guevarra, the two want to seek an audience with him a month after the incident.

“Nakatitiyak kami kung sino ang nasa likod ng pamamaslang na ito ay dapat na panagutin. Ngunit dahil kami ay mga ordinaryong mamamayan lamang, bukod pa sa katotohanang tinutugis ang mga aktibista at mga kritiko ng gobyerno, alam naming hindi kami pakikinggan kung kami lamang ang titindig para hanapin ang hustisya sa ating lipunan,” the women said in their letter shared by Karapatan.

“Kumakatok kami sa inyo ngayon para sa independyente at makatotohanang imbestigasyon tungo sa pagkamit ng
hustisya.”

They also pointed out inconsistencies that led to the killings, saying there was bulk approval of search warrants, the ages-old “nanlaban” reasoning of the police, and earlier incidences of harassment of their children.

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