|Human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen stopped struggling and pretended to be dead after one of his attackers stabbed him with a screwdriver. (Photo from Inquirer)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] ILOILO CITY—Human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen lost all his case files to two men who tried to kill him with screwdriver stabs to the head in an attack that Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday said had demonstrated the “chilling effect” of Red-tagging.
According to PH Inquirer, Guillen stopped struggling and pretended to be dead after one of his attackers stabbed him with a screwdriver, leaving it embedded in his left temple when paramedics found him bleeding on a street in Iloilo City on Wednesday night, one of his friends shared. “After he fell to the ground, he started kicking one of the men who are near his legs while also trying to deflect another one trying to stab his head,” Guillen’s friend told the Inquirer by phone in reply to questions for the lawyer who’s recovering in a hospital in Iloilo City.
Guillen’s friend wants to remain anonymous for security reasons. After Guillen stopped moving, the assailants who wore ski masks, fled on two motorcycles driven by two accomplices. The assailants took his backpack with personal belongings and a shoulder bag containing his laptop, external disk for backup files, and case documents. They didn’t take his wallet and smartphone inside his pockets.