Under Duterte, attacks against Filipino lawyers escalating

Features Philippines Mar 22, 2019 at 3:33 pm
Atty. Abdiel Fajardo

Atty. Abdiel Fajardo

By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN
Bulatlat.com

MANILA – One lawyer is killed per month.

This is how the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) illustrated the escalating attacks against lawyers and judges in the Philippines during a colloquium held March 14 at the IBP Auditorium, Ortigas Center.

IBP President Abdiel Fajardo said that since 2016, there were 38 reported and documented killings of lawyers in the country.

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