Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat on June 11 slammed the murder of Father Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan.
Nilo was celebrating Mass in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on June 10 when he was shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
Baguilat noted that Nilo’s killing has been the third killing of priests in the past six months.
“Just like the killings of the poor in the ongoing drug war, killings of journalists and indigenous peoples leaders, no one has been brought to justice,” he said.
“This tyranny and impunity have led the President to warn that lawlessness is taking over the country and yet he has also repeatedly declared his vow to bring peace and order to the Philippines. I sincerely hope that he will make good on his words and bring justice to victims like Fr. Nilo,” Baguilat added.