The National Bureau of Investigation has been ordered to look into the killing of a prosecutor in Quezon province.
In a Department Order 646, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II required the NBI to investigate and file appropriate charges against those responsible for the killing of Quezon Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Reymund Luna, who was shot dead in Infanta, Quezon.
The order did not specify when the killing of Luna happened.
Luna is the sixth prosecutor killed in the last 11 months.
On Oct. 26, 2016, Mati City Prosecutor Rolando Acido was shot dead by two unidentified men on board a motorcycle while on his way to the Mati Hall of Justice.
On Jan. 11, Quezon City Prosecutor Johanne Noel Mingoa, who used to work for Aguirre when he was still in private practice, was killed in front of a restaurant in Barangay Old Balara, Quezon City.
Caloocan Assistant City Prosecutor Diosdado Azarcon was killed by masked assailants on May 22 outside his residence in Barangay 63, Caloocan.
Rizal Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Maria Ronatay was gunned down during heavy traffic along Ortigas Avenue Extension in Taytay town on July 18, while former Mandaluyong City prosecutor Pablito Gahol was killed outside of a school in Mandaluyong on Sept. 3.