Slain Tagum lawyer was victim of impunity, says brother

DAVAO CITY -- The elder brother of lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was slain last Wednesday in Tagum City, Davao del Norte by unidentified gunmen, said the slain lawyer was a victim of impunity spawned by the government's war on drugs. Arvin Dexter Lopoz, a lawyer and a former provincial legislator in Compostela Valley, made this claim last Wednesday, hours after he learned about the death of his brother. "Just an hour ago, they killed my younger brother," the lawyer posted on his Facebook. "Dead on arrival at the hospital ... Killed in the Duterte Drug War. Summarily killed. Again, by riding-in-tandem killers." He said the family lost through summary killings two lawyers who fough...

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