Posted by Ivo Cerckel on 10th August 2011
Yes, he was a good man.
He was also a moral lawyer.
When I was unjustly attacked in court, he refused to invoke an even more unjust argument of mine against the attacker’s lawyer.
May you rest in peace, Archer!
You redeemed my previous life in Europe,
I will never forget you.
But if it pleases the Lord to allow me into heaven, we’ll meet again.
Archer was my friend!
NegOr lawyers decry murder of colleague
BY ALEX PAL
Monday, August 8, 2011
Lawyers in Negros Oriental have condemned Friday’s shooting of lawyer Archer Baldwin Martinez, which led to his death some two hours later at a Dumaguete City hospital.
In an emergency meeting last Saturday, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Negros Oriental Chapter, passed a resolution urging the National IPB, Supreme Court and the Department of Justice to help in solving the murder of Martinez and other lawyers in the country.
“We believe that the killing of Martinez was case-related because he was a good man who had no problems in his dealings with others,” IBP Negros Oriental president, Arturo Dupio, said.
So far, police have yet to name a suspect in Friday’s attack, which happened inside Martinez’ office at the second floor of the Leq Tak Building, corner San Jose and Sta. Catalina streets, Dumaguete.
Martinez, 48, was shot thrice in the chest and was rushed to the Holy Child Hospital where doctors later pronounced him dead.