National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Statement

National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Statement
December 23, 2010

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today
marks the 13th month after the Ampatuan Massacre with unwavering
resolve to struggle for justice for all the massacre victims and their
families.

Even as we spend time with our families and loved ones during the
holidays, we remember the families the victims left behind, still
grieving for the gruesome murder of their kin.

This year, we have witnessed how the wheels of justice have been
bogged down by inherent weaknesses in our justice system. But we have
also witnessed how justice can be subverted through continued attacks,
threats and intimidation and bribery attempts on the victims’
families and witnesses.

But we have remained united and undaunted.

In the coming year, let us remain vigilant and never for a moment
lower our guard against any move to subvert justice. Let us welcome
the New Year with renewed hopes that justice will be realized.

For reference:

Nestor Burgos Jr.
NUJP Chairman
0917-7256-333


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— IFJ
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Ampatuan Massacre victim’s family reports presence of suspicious men outside home

The family of Victor Nunez, one of the 32 journalists and media workers killed in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, has reported the presence of two suspicious-looking men outside their home in a town near Cagayan de Oro City yesterday, December 10, 2010.

 

Catherine Nunez, mother of Victor Nunez of UNTV, said neighbors told her husband that the two men came Thursday morning at about 7 am and again at about 10 am asking directions to the compound of the Nunez family. Neighbors told her husband that the two burly men, who were on board a motorcycle, did not remove their motorcycle helmets while asking for directions.

 

The neighbors said the men  also inquired, in heavily accented Tagalog, about the layout of the roads within the vicinity of the Nunez home.

 

Nunez said their neighbors first noticed men on board a motorcycle seemingly surveying the neighborhood a week ago but became suspicious when the men began asking specifically for directions to the Nunez family compound.

 

Nunez said she has reported the matter to the authorities but said no action has so far been made to provide security protection to the family.

 

 

Reference:

Rowena Paraan

Jb R. Deveza

Ampatuan Massacre victim’s family reports presence of suspicious men outside home

NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES (NUJP)

December 10, 2010

Ampatuan Massacre victim’s family reports presence of suspicious men outside home

The family of Victor Nunez, one of the 32 journalists and media workers killed in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, has reported the presence of two suspicious-looking men outside their home in a town near Cagayan de Oro City yesterday, December 10, 2010.

Catherine Nunez, mother of Victor Nunez of UNTV, said neighbors told her husband that the two men came Thursday morning at about 7 am and again at about 10 am asking directions to the compound of the Nunez family. Neighbors told her husband that the two burly men, who were on board a motorcycle, did not remove their motorcycle helmets while asking for directions.

The neighbors said the men also inquired, in heavily accented Tagalog, about the layout of the roads within the vicinity of the Nunez home.

Nunez said their neighbors first noticed men on board a motorcycle seemingly surveying the neighborhood a week ago but became suspicious when the men began asking specifically for directions to the Nunez family compound.

Nunez said she has reported the matter to the authorities but said no action has so far been made to provide security protection to the family.

Reference:
Rowena Paraan
Jb R. Deveza


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NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES
4/L FSS Bldg. # 89 Sct. Castor corner
Sct. Tuason Street (near T. Morato Ave),
Bgry. Laging Handa,
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel.: (+632) 3767330
Email: nujphil@gmail.com
Web: http://www.nujp.org (under construction)
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Are you a journalist under threat?
Report it to NUJP’s Threat Hotlines:
*(+632) 3767330
* Email: nujphil@gmail.com
* Twitter:http://twitter.com/nujp
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“There can be no press freedom if journalists
exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear”
— IFJ
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