By Marisol Bo-oc| 03:13 PM December 31, 2020
Bohol peasant activist Lorenzo “Dodoy” Paña, killed in Balilihan, Bohol last December 30. (Humabol-KMP photo)

Still unidentified gunmen were believed to be the suspects behind the killing of a farmer activist on Wednesday morning, December 30, 2020, in Antequera town.

The victim was identified as Lorenzo “Dodoy” Paña, also a basket weaver.

Citing initial investigations, Antequera Police Station said Paña, who was a resident of Barangay Bantolinao, in Antequera town, was driving his own motorcycle to bring lunch for his son working in a construction site when he was gunned down by unidentified motorcycle riding men around 10 a. m.

Investigators are still gathering more information as of this posting to determine the motive behind Paña’s killing.

In a Facebook post, Hugpong Sa Mag-uumang Bol-anon (HUMABOL) said Lorenzo was a former officer of Hugpong sa Mag-uuma Dapit sa Kasadpan (HUMANDA KA), a district formation of Humabol chapters in the first district of Bohol.

HUMABOL said that on June 26, 2018, his house was subjected to a warrantless search by around 30 members of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics). Members of his family complained of maltreatment during the said incident.

It added that in previous years, the Paña family had also reported being harassed by state forces.

Lorenzo along with his wife and children voluntarily worked for the construction of the coconut processing plant in Brgy. Tinibgan, Maribojoc which now produces virgin coconut oil.

By Bohol Island News

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