- Written by AFP
- Saturday, 07 July 2012
Dutch Ambassador to Manila Robert Brinks expressed his shock over the killing of Willem Geertman, 67, who was shot by two men in front of his non-government organization’s office in San Fernando, Pampanga last Tuesday.
“Ambassador Brinks noted Geertman’s years of involvement with local development and humanitarian organizations and expressed his sincere hope that authorities will hold those behind the killing accountable,” a statement released by the Dutch embassy said.
Police had originally identified the victim as “William Geertman” and insisted that robbery remains the primary motive in the incident.
But some activist groups linked the killing to the government’s fight against communist rebels, while others said it was related to a land dispute centering on the redistribution of Hacienda Luisita estate owned by the family of President Aquino..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune