War on Drugs: Kin of Tacloban airport killing victims seek justice

Tacloban City, Philippines – Relatives of the 2 women who were shot to death early morning of 29 July 2016 are seeking justice for their untimely deaths saying the ladies were not involved in any illegal drug activity (Related story: 3 dead bodies found at DZR airport).
Bodies in bloodbath of Rowena and Cheche found inside the car of Jason in the vicinity Tacloban DZR airport.
Rowena Rosales and Cheche Mantile, whose dead bodies were found at the back seat of a black Toyota sedan, only hitched a ride in the car of the alleged actual target, Jason Boclatan. 

Boclatan was also found dead few meters from his car and was tagged with cardboard written with words “Drug Pusher Ako, Lord Patawad.” 

The three victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds from still unidentified gunmen. 

Tacloban City Police said that Boclatan was a frequent visitor at Tacloban lock-up cell to see a friend indicted with a drug-related crime. 

Police however did not reveal whether Boclatan was in their drug watch list. 

Rosales and Mantile, according to reports, were residents of the same barangay where Boclatan lives and were just hitching a ride going home. 

Netizens on the other hand are divided in the incident. 

Joyce dela Cruz, posted in Facebook: “Ay grabe na ‘to, dumadami na din ang bilang ng mga inosenteng nadadadamay, (The situation is too much. The number of innocent people being involved (in the killings) is increasing already).” 

“Bakit kasi nag-involve sa drugs in the 1st place. Once pumasok sa ganyan, well...alam na ang consequences. Rip na lang sa mga napaslang...innocent man or suspect (So why are they involved in drugs in the first place? Once involved, well, they already know the consequence. RIP (Rest in peace) to those who died... innocent or suspect.),” Mitch Laogan said in her facebook post.
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