Ombudsman vows justice for slain prosecutor
MANILA (UPDATE) - An assistant special prosecutor in the Office of the Ombudsman died after she was stabbed by unidentified assailants in Quezon City on Monday, police said.
Madonna Joy Tanyag, 33 years old and 5 months pregnant, was attacked on a sidewalk in Barangay Vasra at around 10:30 a.m., police said. She suffered 3 stab wounds.
Tanyag was on her way back to her office and had just bought milk tea when she was stabbed. Two barangay officials brought her to the East Avenue Medical Center where she was declared dead on arrival.
Tanyag, who has been working as a prosecutor in the Ombudsman for 2 years, mostly handles graft cases, police said.
Meanwhile, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said she has already requested the Philippine National Police to thoroughly investigate Tanyag's case.
"The Office will leave no stone unturned in solving the case," Morales said in a statement.
The Political Science program of the University of the Philippines-Manila also condemned the killing of its alumna.
"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," it said in a statement.
-- with a report from April Rafales, ABS-CBN News