Alioden Dalaig, 63

November 12th, 2007 by Julian Alejandro

When I heard the news about the killing of Atty. Alioden D. Dalaig of the Commission on Elections last Saturday, my first reaction was revulsion at how killers in the Philippines continue to be so brazen.

More than 800 activists and journalists have been killed since the start of the Arroyo administration in 2001. The killers have also targeted lawyers and judges–and now, even civil servants like Dalaig. As long as the culture of impunity remains, this series of violence will most likely not be broken.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Cite This SourceShare This im·pu·ni·ty

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–noun

1. exemption from punishment.
2. immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action.

[Origin: 1525–35; < L impūnitās, equiv. to im- im-2 + pūnitās punishment (pūn- (s. of punīre to punish) + -itās -ity); see punitive]

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez wrote a personal tribute for Dalaig on his blog. Here’s an excerpt:

He was one of the last of his breed – a COMELEC warrior who dealt with politicians fiercely and firmly, had only snarling patience for those who gratuitously bad-mouthed the COMELEC and its personnel, but who was gentler than strangers imagined, and who was every COMELEC employee’s friend.

Jun Macarambon, son of newly appointed Comelec Comissioner Moslemen Macarambon, said the “news is kinda scary“. They learned of Dalaig’s killing while celebrating his father’s appointment.

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3 Responses to “Alioden Dalaig, 63”

  1. emilyn autida Says:

    HI.. IM THE ONE WITNESS IN ATTY ALIODEN DALAIG SLAY!!! I ANT TO HELP ME TO PRAY TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM… THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

  2. emilyn autida Says:

    i would like to say thats its not easy to be a witness, im hoping that i survive to stay in witness protection proram.. coz i heard thats ther are crazy place and they allowone are very small, i dont know if i accept this offer..

  3. catrine Says:

    sory for this message

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