Burial of Fernando Baldomero

Thousands of mourners, supporters, activists and spectators are expected to attend the burial of slain activist town councilor Fernando Baldomero this Saturday, July 17, at the St. Isidore Parish here.

The Aklan Provincial Police Office will deploy personnel to ensure peace and order during the burial.

Intelligence officials will also be deployed as they believe that allies of the perpetrator might be also coming in to determine the movements of the family and the investigators.

Baldomero was shot to death in a close range at about 6:45 a.m. of July 5, 2010 in his rented apartment in Barangay Estancia, Kalibo while he was about to bring his 12 years old son to school.

The Aklan provincial government has pledged P500,000 as reward money for information that could lead to the arrest of the killer.

Two separate activities will be held on Friday as tribute to the death of Baldomero. The Movement for Justice will hold an ecumenical rally at the Pastrana Park Kalibo. The Human rights groups, militant organizations, led by Bayan Muna, will also pay tribute to Baldomero in the victim’s in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Lezo.

National and regional personalities involved in activism are expected to arrive in the tribute and will also be participating in the burial.

On Saturday, the necrology will be led by the municipal government of Lezo to be followed by the different organizations.

The town of Lezo will supposedly hold a state burial but was discouraged because of security concern.

A ribbon colored red, yellow and black has been displayed around town to express grief over the killing of Baldomero, the first activist killed in the Aquino administration.

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