The family of slain anti-coal plant activist has sought the help of President Rodrigo Duterte for justice, a week after victim Gloria Capitan, 57, was killed by an assassin in Bataan.
At a press conference on Friday in Quezon City, Capitan's family appealed to Duterte to dig into the bottom of the case.
Human rights defenders and leaders of human rights organizations also joined Capitan's family in the call for justice.
On July 1, 2016, two unidentified motorcycle-riding attackers shot Capitan at her house in Barangay Lucanin in Mariveles town. One of the riders shot the victim three times. She died on the way to a nearby hospital.
Capitan was the President of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SNML), a community organization that is critical of the coal plant and coal storage facilities located inside the Seafront Shipyard and Port Terminal Services Corporation, just in their neighborhood.
The plant is owned by the Limay Bulk and Terminal Handling Corp. in Mariveles.
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