MANILA, Philippines — The killing of lawyer Juan Macababbad in South Cotabato on Wednesday is another attack on legal professionals “resisting tyranny,” the National Union of People’s Lawyers said in a statement issued after the incident.
Macababbad was killed by unidentified assailants right in front of his house in Barangay Poblacion, Surallah town, South Cotabato.
According to the NUPL, Macababbad, who was the vice chairman of the NUPL in Mindanao, had been getting death threats before being shot.
“While the case may go through the usual investigation, as with the other growing number of unresolved cases, it is clear that the murder of Atty. Macababbad is connected to his vocation of lawyering for the people. Atty. Macababbad has been receiving death threats before his murder,” the NUPL said in a statement.