Friday, March 18, 2005

Central Luzon killing continues

Another Central Luzon activist killed
Posted 10:05pm (Mla time) Mar 17, 2005
By Tonette Orejas
Inquirer News Service

ANGELES CITY---Assassins killed another militant leader here on Thursday night, the 13th victim felled in Central Luzon since January.

Ben Concepcion, secretary general of the farmers group Aguman da reng Maglalautang Capampangan and also the coordinator of the party-list group Anak Pawis, was gunned down at past 6 p.m. as he approached his home in Villa Angela here, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan reported.

Suffering four gunshot wounds, Concepcion, 67, died at past 9 p.m. in a hospital here, Bayan leaders said.

The killing of Concepcion came four days after Philippine Independent Church priest William Tadena was slain in La Paz, Tarlac last Sunday.

Like Tadena, Concepcion supported striking workers at the Luisita sugar mill.


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