Campus journalists and students in Camarines Sur will light candles in memory for the victims of the infamous Ampatuan massacre in Mindanao.
The program and candle lighting shall be held late afternoon of Tuesday, November 23, at Plaza Quince Martires, Naga City.
To heed the call for justice, the College Editors Guild of the Philippines -Camarines Sur, along with other organizations, member publications will be holding a candle-lighting protest entitled “Katanudan: A Remembrance and Call to Justice” to commemorate the
12th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre.
Campus journalists from CEGP-Bicol, CEGP-Camarines Sur, and other campus publications and media organizations are to impart solidarity messages as a call for justice on press freedom and human rights violations.
Organizers of this event are Abby Bilan, CEGP-Bicol; Berlineth Nymia Montes, CEGP-Camarines Sur; Angel Turiano, ADNU ThePILLARS Publication; Neil Formalejo, UNC The Democrat; and other campus publications in Camarines Sur, and guest performers in Naga City.
At the end of the event, there will be a short prayer for the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre, state repression, and media violence.
This event will highlight the efforts of campus journalists and media practitioners in holding power to account, and reminding the people to continue the fight for a free, transparent, and progressive press.