UCCP bishops beg DILG to arrest killer of one of their members

January 16, 2013 11:48 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 16, — The Dept. of Interior and Local Government Wednesday assured bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines it will look into the reason why the arrest warrant against the perpetrator of Jimmy Liguyon had not been served.

The assurance was made by DILG Undersecretary Rafael Santos after the UCCP made a prayer rally in front of the department.

Santos assured the religious group the DILG will review the case and asked for a week of scrutiny.

The alleged suspect, the subject of the arrest, is Alde ‘Butsoy’ Salusad, a member of the paramilitary who remains scot-free.

Salusad is a member of the New Indigenous People Army Reform (NIPAR), a paramilitary group in Bukidnon.

Bishop Reuel Marigza, who met with Santos, said they agreed to review the case and be updated — aiming to give justice to Liguyon who was killed by paramilitary group led by Salusad on March 5, 2012 in Dao, San Fernando, Bukidnon.

“The UCCP intends to hold them to this promise. It has been nearly nine months since the warrant of arrest was issued and the Liguyon family has endured so much grief, pain and threat on their lives; we urge the DILG to make good on their promise and ease the agony of the Liguyon family,” said Bishop Reuel Marigz.(PNA)



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