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CHR condemns killing of Ombudsman prosecutor Tanyag

The Commission on Human Rights condemned the killing of Assistant Special Prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco-Tanyag who was stabbed to death on Visayas Avenue in Quezon City on Monday.

CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia also mourned the death of the unborn child the five-months-pregnant Tanyag  had been carrying.



“The Commission on Human Rights has taken cognizance of the killing of Assistant Special Prosecutor Tanyag and we condemn it the strongest sense, mourning not only the loss of a woman but that of a public defender and an unborn child,” De Guia said in a statement.

On Wednesday, the Quezon City Police District said they are already considering the case “solved” following the arrest of suspect Angelito Avenido Jr.

Avenido is facing robbery with homicide charges.

The QCPD, however, stressed that the case is not yet closed, and that it will still look into whether there were other persons involved in the killing of the 33-year-old prosecutor.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales visited Tanyag's wake on Wednesday and praised the QCPD for its swift handling of the case. — BM, GMA News