The Center for International Law (Centerlaw) said the petition it filed is the first against the Philippine National Police's "Oplan Tokhang" since the Duterte government launched its war on drugs in July 2016.
"The case arose from a tokhang operation carried out by P/SI EMIL S. GARCIA, PO3 ALLAN FORMILLEZA, PO1 JAMES AGGARAO AND PO1 MELCHOR NAVISAGA of the QCPD Police Station 6 on August 21, 2016. They shot dead, execution-style, four men, namely Marcelo Daa, Jr., Raffy Gabo, Anthony Comendo, and Jessie Cule. A fifth victim, Efren Morillo, miraculously survived. He is now a vital witness in the murder and frustrated murder cases being readied against the assailants," Centerlaw said.
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