Philippines: Jovito Tuldog, evacuee killed by soldiers

Philippines: Jovito Tuldog, evacuee killed by soldiers

Index Number: ASA 35/019/1993
Date Published: 1 November 1993
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Philippines

Jovito Tuldog was brutally murdered on 29 September 1993 at Barangay Calayucay, Pamplona, Cagayan province, apparently by soldiers of the 50th Infantry Battalion (IB). He was an evacuee who had fled the Marag Valley region of northern Luzon, where military counter-insurgency operations have been intensive. When the corpse was recovered by relatives he had been stabbed three times, bore marks of torture all over his body and had been shot in the mouth. The killing appears to have been entirely arbitrary and to have followed an incident earlier that day in which 50th IB soldiers threatened and intimidated his father, Edag Tuldog, and two others, Santos Alejandro and Boy Kuritog.

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