Slain prosecutor was 5 months pregnant

Rambo Talabong

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Slain prosecutor was 5 months pregnant
The UP Manila Political Science Program condemns the killing of Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag, who was stabbed to death in broad daylight

MANILA, Philippines – Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag, the lawyer stabbed to death in front of a lottery outlet in Quezon City, was 5 months pregnant.

This was disclosed by the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila Political Science Program in a Facebook post on Monday, June 4. Tanyag was a student of the program in her undergraduate years.

“Today, our alumna, Assistant State Prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag, was murdered in broad daylight. She was 5 months pregnant,” reads the post, released just hours after Tanyag was declared dead.

Reached for clarification on how the faculty knew, the department, through its Facebook page, said one of their professors knew Tanyag personally.

“The UP Manila Political Science Program condemns this barbaric act in the strongest possible terms. We call on law enforcement authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice, and put an end to the worsening climate of impunity in the country,” the department said. – 

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.