Thursday, November 8, 2018
Benjamin Ramos, a founding member of the National Union of People's Lawyers, was murdered on Tuesday as he left his office. The New York Times reported that he was shot three times by men riding on motorcycles. Mr. Ramos had been representing the poor, environmental activists, and political prisoners. His work had angered police and the military. Crusading Philippine Lawyer Murdered, N.Y. Times, Nov. 8, 2018, at A6.