April 22, 2012
Attack on young and new NUPL lawyer saving trees, condemned
We, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), condemn the brazen and barbaric assault on NUPL member Atty. Jansen Nacar on the night of April 20.
Atty. Nacar, who is a new and young lawyer, was mauled and divested of his cellular phones but attackers would not take his wallet. He is one of the lawyers of Project Save 182 that is opposed to the massacre of trees to expand SM Baguio and to the anomalies involving government officials to favor SM Investments Corporation. The NUPL, through Atty Chyt Daytec-Yangot of its Ilocos-Cordillera regional body, is handling the case to save the trees against unbridled corporate greed.
The NUPL shall take the appropriate local and international actions to counter this attack against a member of the legal profession even as it welcomes the Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) issued by the court. We shall continue to marshal all legal and metalegal moves to protect the environment and uphold the public interest. #
Reference: Atty. Edre U. Olalia, Secretary General, 09175113373
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