Murder Greets a New Philippines Preside…

Fernando Baldomero was preparing to take his child to school this morning, July 5, when he was shot dead. He was the first activist to be murdered under the presidency of Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III. Baldomero was a member of the town council of the municipality of Lezo in Aklan, in the Western Visayas region about 400 kilometers south of Manila. He was also the Aklan provincial coordinator of activist political party Bayan Muna (People First). Early this year, unknown assailants lobbed two grenades at Baldomero's house.

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