Treñas, Baronda condemn attack vs human rights lawyer in anti-terror law petition

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas expressed concern over the attack on Atty. Angelo Karlo Guillen, a lawyer in an anti- terror law petition.

“I am very much alarmed,” said Treñas.

He stressed that lawyers “only do their function to protect their clients.” (

As a lawyer himself, the local chief executive said “this is doubly important for me to be resolved.”

Treñas called on the Philippine National Police to “do everything to resolve this at the earliest possible time.”

Rep. Julienne Baronda also condemned the stabbing of a “staunch defender” of human rights.

“I call on the Iloilo City Police Office to bring the perpetrators to justice at once. Peace and order must rule in Iloilo City,” she said.