May 17, 2012
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — A tribute for human rights lawyer Frederico Gapuz has been scheduled on Thursday (May 18) at the Iglesia Filipina Indepeniente’s Pro-Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in Barangay Bulua here.
Human rights defenders, civil libertarians, church leaders and political activists from all over Mindanao are expected to pay their last respects to Gapuz in the necrological service cum tribute that will start at 5:30pm.
In an program emailed Wednesday, lawyer Mario Paul A. Labis, secretary general of the city chapter of the Union of People’s Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) said their chapters from all over the island will send their representatives.
“The funeral will be on the following day (May 18) to take off at 6:00 am from the city to proceed to Alubijid town, Misamis Oriental, where a mass will be held at the Roman Catholic Church followed by interment rites at the Alubijid Cemetery,” the program reads.
Lawyers Beverly Selim-Musni of Karapatan-Northern Mindanao, UPLM secretary general Carlos Isagani Zarate, Eduardo Estores of UPLM Southern Mindanao, Jose Begil of UPLM Caraga, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) president Edre Olalia and Makabayan party leader Satur Ocampo have confirmed their attendance, said Labis.
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