The latest victim is Mary Joy Añonuevo. She was found stabbed to death in the business she owned in Lucena city on Oct 21, 2014. The business was missing some cash and jewelery. Police suspect robbery according to a report in the Gay Star News.
Friends, however, believe it is a hate crime based on the number of stab wounds — 33. spokesperson for a trans organization, Dindi Tan, hinted that a disgruntled ex-employee might have been involved.
Filipinos outraged over the behavior of the U.S. Marine involvement in the first killing has drawn quite a bit of media attention, so another trans death in the country is likely to draw even more — shining light on the dire conditions faced by many trans people.
t/h Mika Ellen Orzech
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