We have kicked off a series of daily memorial and protest activities to help commemorate the journalists and civilians who died in the Ampatuan Massacre and to press our demand for justice.
We have partnered with media companies whose members died in the massacre as well as with our media allies, members and friends in the activities which are primarily candlelight vigils and prayer rallies outside media outlets and beats.
Tonight itâ€™s the DFA Press Corps turn to hold the 7pm vigil in front of the DFA gate along Roxas Boulevard. NUJP officers and members will be there with the beat reporters as well as representatives of the embassies including the European Union.
Tomorrow itâ€™s the turn of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reporters, editors and staff to hold the vigil in front of their office along Pasong Tamo Street. Weâ€™ve since asked GMA 7, ABS-CBN 2 and other media outlets to host the succeeding vigils until Dec. 8â€¦ Bombo Radyo who lost Bart Maravilla and UNTV who lost 4 journalists have already hosted the vigils on Dec. 1 and 2 respectively.
Part of the vigil seriesâ€™ aims are to recruit as much public participation in our quest for justice since the issue definitely goes beyond press freedom and in fact has struck at the very foundations of our existence as a nation and a people.
We hope you can be there to cover as well as to participate in the vigils.
We will send out the final schedule once all arrangements are finalized.
Thank you very much and see you there.