Five journalists have been gunned down under the Duterte administration, bringing to 178 the total of media killings since 1986, the restoration of democratic institutions.
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“We can only hope our fears about the possible adverse effects this development may have on the cause of justice for the 58 victims of the massacre, among them 32 colleagues, is unfounded,” the NUJP said.
“It’s been seven years that we have been dreaming of justice,” Arlene told journalists and press freedom advocates. “We hope you will not forget what happened to our loved ones.”
“Most of the children admitted they feel anger. Others said they want to take revenge. But all of them want justice and they want the rule of law to reign.”
On the seventh year of the Ampatuan Massacre, a widow of one of the victims joins a protest action held at the foot of Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge.
“If he is really appointed, I will no longer hope for progress in this case.”
Contrary to Aquino’s promise, no one has been convicted yet for the brutal murder of 58 individuals, of whom 32 were journalists, on Nov. 23, 2009. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the World Press Freedom day, families of the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre issued an open letter reminding President Benigno…
“Aquino told us during his campaign for presidency that he would resolve the case before he gets down. Now, he is ignoring us.”
In the 2014 Impunity Index of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Philippines was ranked third next to Iraq and Somalia.
Another day of delay in bringing justice to the 58 victims is another license for greater human rights violations and unaccountability in the country. We could no longer allow this government, or the next, to continue this injustice.
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As if to mock the memory of the 32 journalists and media workers who were among the 58 men and women killed on Nov. 23, 2009, during the Ampatuan Massacre (named after the town where it took place), the Philippine National Police (PNP) has prevented media coverage…