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IBP HITS ATTACK VS. PRIVATE LAWYER: 'GRIEVOUS AFFRONT TO RULE OF LAW'



Grievous affront to the rule of law.

This was how the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) slammed the recent attack against a private lawyer on Tuesday.

In a statement, the IBP said that the hired killers and their masterminds have no place in civilized society.

It was February 13 when lawyer Argel Joseph Cabatbat and his companions were attacked by unidentified gunmen at East Avenue in Quezon City.

They survived an ambush when one of his companions shot one of the attackers who turned out to be a policeman.

The IBP stressed that many other lawyers, judges, and Court officers have been victims of impunity.

It can be recalled that at least six state prosecutors were ambushed by unidentified gunmen while five of them did not survive the attacks since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

As a result, the IBP called on the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police to give justice to the victims of the said attack.

Meantime, Quezon City Police District director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar said they are looking at the angle that it was a gun-for-hire case.

For now, the investigation on the incident is still ongoing.