De Lima bewails increasing killings of media practitioners

De Lima bewails increasing killings of media practitioners

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima bewailed the increasing attacks and killings of media practitioners in the country, including the recent murder last Jan. 12 in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat of a hard-hitting radio commentator who is seeking an elective post.

De Lima, social justice and human rights champion, said authorities should thoroughly investigate all angles behind the killing to ensure justice and accountability.

“Nagpapaabot po tayo ng pakikiramay sa mga naulila ng biktima. Mariin po nating kinokondena ang walang pakundangang pamamaslang na ito sa isa na namang kawani ng media. Sa gitna ng pandemya, hindi natigil ang ganitong karahasan, kundi tumataas pa,” she said.

“This alarming trend and incessant attacks and killings of members of the press makes it imperative for the authorities and institutions to conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice,” she added. (ai/mtvn)

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