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On the reinvestigation of the Ortega murder

NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Statement
Sept. 7, 2011

On the reinvestigation of the Ortega murder

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines welcomes the order of Justice Sec. Leila de Lima to reopen the investigation into the case filed by Patria Ortega against former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and several others in connection with the murder of her husband and our colleague, broadcaster Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega.

We also welcome the appointment of a new panel of prosecutors to conduct the reinvestigation.

This move renews our hope that justice may yet be found for the death of Doc Gerry, as it has remained painfully elusive in the deaths of so many more of our colleagues.

We trust that the reinvestigation will be conducted with more diligence than the original proceedings.

We thank all those who have joined the campaign to seek justice for Doc Gerry. Your vigilance and determination have clearly played a major role in the reopening of the investigation. We urge you to maintain this vigilance until justice is finally found for Doc Gerry and for all those who have been murdered for delivering the truth.

Reference:
Rowena Paraan
Secretary General
0910.495.0095

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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: www.nujp.org 

 

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