About three years ago, Ma. Paz accompanied her expat husband 'Kile' to
our office for some maps they need on the coastal resources of Aklan
Province. Her husband work with the GTZ (German Technical Services)
providing technical advise to the provincial government and other
stakeholders. Ma. Paz told me we were classmates in Hijas.
I think they were both into marine biology and render their expertise
for the improvement of the way of life of Aklanons particularly those
living along the coasts. The last time I met them was about two years
ago, they were facilitating a workshop on the protection of the Visayan
Sea. I was looking for their email address last week so that we can
invite her to join the egroup.
Sadly, I received news yesterday that Ma. Paz was shot dead in Batan,
Aklan. They bought a property in Batan that has some conflict. The
assailant shot Kile and Ma. Paz. Kile was in the hospital yesterday and
might have been airlifted to Metro Manila already.
Let us offer them our prayers.