Culture of impunity continues: Opol IP latest victim of killing
December 2, 2013* – almost a year and two months after the killing of Indigenous People’s (IP) leader Gilbert Paborada, another Pangalasag member falls. Rolen Langala, a member of IP group Pangalasag was brutally murdered at 1:00 am last December first.
A still undetermined number of stab wounds and two gun shots in the head took the life of the 35 years old farmer.
As Rolen and his companion and fellow pangalasag member – Ruel “Don-don” Tagupa was about to go home after enjoying the festivities for the upcoming fiesta held at the Public Plaza of Barangay Bagocboc, Opol town, they were blocked at the exit by village Councilor Nestor Bahian and Ramil Salban.