Campus journalists protest killing of Palawan radio commentator

“The College Editors Guild of the Philippines condemns the killing of Palawan radio commentator Dr. Gerardo Ortega. He is the second journalist to be killed under the Aquino government.” Trina Federis, national president of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines said.

“Whether he was killed for his hard-hitting commentaries or his environmental advocacies, one thing is true: his death happened because the mastermind assumed that he or she will get away with it. It is the culture of impunity that kills our media, our activists, our human rights defenders.”

“He may have gone from this life, but we will never forget him. We will continue to fight for his (and our) right to freedom of expression. As campus journalists, we will not stand for this kind of future.” D’Jay Lazaro

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