A late breaking dispatch from KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights indicated that at 10:45pm Monday, December 4, 2017, Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez, former parish priest in Guimba and currently coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Central Luzon, passed away at San Leonardo Hospital.
Fr. Tito was shot at around 8:00 p.m. while driving his vehicle in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, and was rushed to San Leonardo Hospital.
According to KARAPATAN, earlier in the day, Fr. Tito had assisted in facilitating the release of political prisoner Rommel Tucay, who had been detained at the BJMP jail in Cabanatuan.