|LEFT: Punong Barangay Mercy Sueno of Barangay Gata, RIGHT: Lahuy Island, Caramoan|
Photos by Oscar Esmenda/Bicol Standard, Caramoan Islands
She had since been leading the fight for justice for the deaths of the victims Julio Labiano, Rene Labiano, Salem Virtus, and Jesse Brondia, who were shot to death as they were eating dinner.
Also named in the charge sheet was Barangay Kagawad Maximino Bries.
The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Ricky Begino of the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of San Jose when Judge Jorge John Aganan, of MTC Caramoan inhibited himself from trying the case.
Sueno said she believes that the accusation hurled against her is but a retaliatory act against her by top officials of the provincial government who were earlier implicated in the Caramoan massacre.
It would be recalled that in August 2015, the Special Panel of Prosecutors of the Department of Justice recommended for the indictment of 21 suspects, who were all identified with the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur.