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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Christian pastor shot dead in the Philippines

By Noel Tarrazona
Special to ASSIST News Service

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES (ANS) -- A pastor of a local Born Again Christian Church in Quezon City, the Philippines, was brutally shot dead in Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City, by two unknown gunmen in front of his teenage daughter at Wednesday night (April 25, 2012).

A local TV clip of the motorcycle that Pastor Germidia was on when he was shot to death

The pastor was identified as Wilfredo Germidia.

Media reports say that Pastor Germidia was shot five times in the head as he was about to alight from his motorcycle to deliver newspapers along Payatas Road.

Relatives of the victim claimed that the victim had “no enemies” and had been a “model family man” and they wondered why he was shot so mercilessly. The motive was not known at this time.

The Philippines has a growing number of gruesome murders of Christian pastors. There’s a strong need for the International Christian Community to investigate these murder cases of pastors in the Philippines and call for the Philippine government to look into these unresolved murder cases of Christian these pastors.

The country also recorded the fastest growing Christian converts in the Southeast Asia region because of church's aggressiveness in Bible studies, campus evangelism and soul-winning programs.

Noel Tarrazona is a permanent resident of Canada but is presently in the Philippines doing humanitarian work. He can be reached at email address: 


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