Teen in 2007 murder of Indonesian priest nabbed
Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) - December 30, 2014 - 12:00am

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A suspect in the killing of an Indonesian Catholic priest while he was celebrating mass on Palm Sunday in Barangay Mabongtot, Lubuagan, Kalinga in 2007 has been arrested, a police official said yesterday.

Tamani Awingan was 15 years old at the time of the attack on Fr. Francisco Madhug, 31, then assistant parish priest of St. Paul Church in Lubuagan. Tawingan, now 22, was among four people charged with Madhug’s murder, according to Kalinga police director Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan.

He was arrested by Tabuk and Benguet police officers in Barangay Abatan, Buguias, Benguet last week, Wanchakan said.

Awingan, a mechanic, was arrested based on a 2007 warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Milnar Lammawing.

Police also arrested a certain Nestor Wailan, said to be a member of a private armed group, following the incident.

 

BARANGAY ABATAN BARANGAY MABONGTOT FRANCISCO MADHUG INDONESIAN CATHOLIC KALINGA LUBUAGAN NESTOR WAILAN PALM SUNDAY REGIONAL TRIAL COURT JUDGE MILNAR LAMMAWING SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT VICTOR WANCHAKAN ST. PAUL CHURCH
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