Could Napoles have a hand in the assasination of this bright young woman who filed charges against some Dept. of Agriculture officers over some scam about fertilizer supplies?
Rest in peace Marlene. We will not forget your memory. From
On 24 March 2005, a hired assassin gunned down journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat while she was having dinner with her family at home in Tacurong City. In 2003, Esperat, who was the Department of Agriculture (DA) Resident Ombudsman for Central Mindanao, had filed charges against DA officials on a P432 M fertilizer scam.
The ensuing investigation revealed a possible connection with the even bigger P728 M fertilizer fund scam, which implicated Janet Lim-Napoles, then a big supplier of liquid fertilizer.
We hope in time that her murder will have the proper investigation and the guilty parties punished.
Photo above courtesy of Garcia-Esperat family.
1. Marlene's life is told in a chapter of the book "Murders without Borders" by Terry Gould. Hope to get hold of it sometime soon! Here is a book review:
2. We first told the story of Marlene in