FACT SHEET: CPA-KALINGA VICE CHAIR AMBUSHED, WIFE DEAD
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance website
Posted: JulY 31, 2006
FACT SHEET ON THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF DR. CONSTANCIO "CHANDU" CLAVER, AND MURDER OF HIS WIFE, ALICE OMENGAN-CLAVER
July 31, 2006
CASE: FRUSTRATED MURDER AND PHYSICAL INJURIES
2. Cassandra “Sandy” Omengan Claver, 11 years old and the second child of Dr. Claver and Alice.
3. Janice Ewag, 23, a college student and a resident of Tanudan Municipality of Kalinga
Ms. Alyce Omengan-Claver, 42 years old, a native of Sagada, Mountain Province and the wife of Dr. Chandu. As a college student in Manila during the 1980s, she was an active member of CPA-Manila. Upon return to Tabuk, Alyce had been very generous in providing support to people’s organizations including the CPA. While she was not at the forefront of the mass movement in Kalinga, she made invaluable contributions to support it. When she married Dr. Chandu Claver, a doctor of the people, and human rights advocate, Alyce provided the necessary support to her husband while mainly taking care of their three daughters.
DATE AND TIME: July 31, 2006, at around 6:45 AM
PLACE OF INCIDENT: In front of St. Tony’s College, Brgy. Bulanao, Tabuk, Kalinga
Both Dr. Claver and Sandy survived the shooting. Unfortunately, Alyce was declared dead at around 12:30 PM. Earlier, Alyce struggled to stay alive despsite very weak vital signs.
Prior to this,
Dr. Claver has been experiencing surveillance and harassment, which actually
intensified after the political assassination of Rafael Markus Bangit
on June 8, 2006 in Isabela. Bangit was Dr. Claver’s vice-chairperson
for Bayan Muna-Kalinga. After the killing of Markus Bangit, even Alyce
was sent a text message from an unidentified number containing this: “Matapang
si Doc. Hindi niya kayo mahal”.