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CHR seeks justice for trans-woman hacked to death in Pangasinan

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By Chito Chavez

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday has scored the “violent death” suffered by a trans-woman in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

“With the motive still unknown, we urge our police to ensure that there will be justice for her death,” CHR spokesperson Jacqueline De Guia said.

De Guia stressed “nobody deserves to have their lives to be curtailed at a whim, let alone that the victim is part of the LGBTQIA+ community, a vulnerable sector of our society”.

Last Tuesday, transgender woman Jessa Remiendo, 29, was found dead after being hacked by unknown assailants at a resort in Barangay Patar.

The motive behind the killing remains undetermined with the police conducting an extensive manhunt on suspects Isagani Dollaga and Michael Orpano.

De Guia asserted the need for “a more inclusive society” where everyone regardless of race, sexual preference, religious beliefs and political affiliation “is seen with equal dignity and rights’’.

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