Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez paid a visit to the wake of slain Ilocos Sur Regional Trial Court Judge Mario Bañez on Sunday morning.
Bañez was killed by unidentified gunmen in San Fernando City, La Union while he was on his way home on Tuesday afternoon.
Marquez also went to where the incident took place and called on the authorities for a swift investigation.
“We condemn to the strongest term possible the attack made again on one of our judges and sana matapos na ang imbestigation dito kasi kung ano-anong speculation ang lumalabas, that can we finally determine kung sino 'yung mga behind this one,” he said.
“Kapag may namamatay na judge, palaging alarming 'yun kasi ginagawa lang naman nila ang trabaho nila."
Bañez is the 31st judge killed since January 1999 and the 5th under the term of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to data from the Office of the Court Administrator.