Apr 10, 2014

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Slain farmer’s family cries for justice

BY JOEL P. MAPILES
***GUAGUA, PAMP. — The wife and the seven kids of the slain farmer cried for justice for the death of their family head who was found lifeless at a farm in Arayat town.
Mayor Bon Alejandrino identified the victim as William Alarba, 42 years old, married, resident of San Juan Bano, Arayat and farm helper or “baruk” in a farm located in Barangay San Nicolas of same town.
According to the mayor, the deteriorating body of the victim was found five days after the incident took place at the farm where he is employed as “baruk”.
The mayor said Arayat local police are still investigating on the real motive behind the death of the victim.
Alejandrino accompanied the victim’s family to Governor Lilia Pineda to seek help for the speedy resolution of the case and sought assistance for the future of her kids.
Zeny Alarba, wife of the victim told Governor Pineda that his husband is a family man and good provider but his untimely demise would put the children in quandary and in a hopeless situation.
With this, the governor offered assistance in the form of livelihood program for the wife and for the education of the children.
Initially, the governor gave P20,000 for the family and she asked Elizabeth Baybayin to extend all assistance her office could give to the family of the victim.
Alejandrino suggested to the governor to relocate the family from living in the upper part of San Juan Bano in Mount Arayat to the resettlement site established by the provincial government in the same village which is identified as safe from landslide occurrences.
“Doon lubos naming kayong matutulungan ni governor kung doon kayo titira,”Alejandrino told the victim’s wife.
The wife and children thanked the governor for the help she extended to them.