IBP calls out rumors against slain Judge Abadilla

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MANILA, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) 24th Board of Governors has called out speculations and rumors surrounding the death of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 45 Judge Maria Theresa Abadilla, who was shot inside her office at the Manila City Hall by her own clerk of court.

“As we denounce the killing of Judge Maria Teresa Abadilla and grieve a great loss to the judiciary, we call out the speculations and rumors, bordering on misogyny or victim-blaming that circulated upon the news of her death,” IBP president Domingo Cayosa said in a statement over the weekend.

He also appealed to netizens to refrain from sharing gruesome photos and videos that were …

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