Abra, Philippines – A lawyer and his aide in Abra were attacked at their office in Bangued, Abra on January 29, 2023.
Integrated Bar of the Philippines disclosed in a statement that the assault transpired around 9:30 AM on Sunday while the victim, Lawyer Hamilcar Bigornia was in his office together with his aid.
At the time, two men came to the workplace. One of them waited outside while the other approached Bigornia. The man allegedly asked for the release paper but Bigornia who has no idea what he was asking, told him he was not a client.
The lawyer ordered one of his aids to escort the man outside. However, after getting a knife from his companion, the assailant was said to have stabbed the aid repeatedly before attacking Bigornia.
The aid who was able to get up fatally shot the attacker.
Integrated Bar of the Philippines condemned the incident saying, “despite the fact that Atty. Bigornia has lived to explain the circumstances surrounding his ambush, he is one of the very few who has narrowly escaped the lethal intentions of an armed attack.”
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