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August 2, 1987: The assassination of Jaime Ferrer

On this day in 1987, Local Government Minister Jaime Ferrer and his driver Zosimo Calderon were killed after their vehicle was ambushed and strafed by heavily armed assailants along Victor Medina Street, San Dionisio, Parañaque City.

He is the oldest member of President Corazon Aquino’s Cabinet and as Local Government Minister, made enemies from both right-wing and left-wing elements due to his task of removing Marcos holdovers in local government and his alleged role in supporting anti-communist vigilante groups. He was born on Oct. 14, 1916 in San Dionisio, Parañaque.

Photo screenshot from the Facebook video “Eleksyong Pinoy, Mga Bida, Kontra atbp. 3” by Jesuit Communications


Member of Aquino Cabinet Is Assassinated by Gunmen.The New York Times. August 3, 1987.

Del Mundo, Fernando. “Philippine Cabinet official killed.” United Press International. August 3, 1987.

Richburg, Keith. “PHILIPPINES MINISTER SHOT DEAD.Washington Post. August 3, 1987.

Trivia question:

Ferrer, who served as Commission on Elections chairperson from 1969 to 1973, co-founded which election monitoring group?

Yesterday’s answer: Dr. Emmanuel Franco Calairo

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