Will slain botanist still get justice?


This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

Will slain botanist still get justice?

Exactly 4 years ago on November 15, a respected Filipino botanist was shot to death with two others while collecting and studying indigenous trees in the forests of Kananga, Leyte. The fatal bullets came from an infantry battalion of the Philippine Army who had thought Co and his companions were members of the New People’s Army (NPA). Co’s footsteps may have long disappeared from the forest floor, but the pain of his death drags on for his family and friends. To this day, there has been no trial on the case and the 9 accused soldiers walk free. Two petitions filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Supreme Court are yet to be resolved, preventing the case from proceeding.

Read more about the injustice being done to one of the giants in the Philippines’ scientific community.


Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!