“We condemn this latest senseless act of violence. It is disquieting how those who are turning the wheels of justice in this country fall victims to injustices,” said Pangilinan who served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice from 2001 to 2004.
This latest murder happened barely two weeks after a Bulacan judge was killed and is the fourth assasination of a court official this year.
“We call on the Philippine National Police to resolve this case swiftly and arrest the perpetrators. The courts must now protect their members by swiftly resolving the case and ensuring that the guilty are punished. Only with a higher conviction rate can we restore fear in the hearts of would be criminals and regain a greater respect for the rule of law,” Kiko ended.