A recent investigation by an international watchdog shows how the Philippine justice system has failed to deliver justice over the killing of broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega.
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NUJP: Jail alleged mastermind behind the murder of journalist Gerry Ortega
Filipino journalists continue their search for justice for slain journalist and environmentalist Gerry Ortega, 11 years after he was gunned down in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Court convicts killer of Palawan journalist
Arturo “Nonoy” Regalado, a known close aide of former Palawan governor and alleged mastermind Joel Reyes, was sentenced to reclusion perpetua.
Murder as perennial as grass
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Unless the Aquino administration rouses the Philippine National Police from its lethargy and forces it to find and investigate the killers of journalists; unless it lights a fire under the Department of Justice to see to their prosecution; and unless it does something to encourage the courts…
Impunity in year three
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld It’s been four years since the Ampatuan Massacre of November 23, 2009, and three years since Benigno Aquino III assumed the Presidency. The hearings on the petitions for bail of 63 persons out of the 108 accused of planning and carrying out the massacre who are in…
Just do it, arrest Palparan now, kin of victims say
Increasing the bounty for the arrest of high-profile fugitives is “an exercise in futility, unless the Aquino government genuinely resolves to go after and arrest the notorious rights violators.” – human rights group Karapatan By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Though President Benigno Aquino III increased the reward money for the arrest of high-profile…
Justice remains elusive for slain journalist, environmentalist Gerry Ortega
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – One year after the killing of broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega, his family and colleagues reiterated their call for justice. Ortega was killed on January 24 last year in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Four alleged gunmen and their accomplices have been charged for the murder but the suspected…
Environment activists slam DOJ for absolving Ortega murder suspects
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Environmental activists expressed dismay and outrage over the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to clear former Palawan ex-governor Joel Reyes in case concerning the January 24, 2011 killing of Dr. Gerry Ortega. Marjorie Pamintuan, convenor of Task Force Justice for Environmental Defenders said that the DOJ was…
Widow Accuses Palawan Officials of Corruption and Killing Gerry Ortega
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Gerry Ortega, journalist, anti-mining advocate, and a veterinarian, was shot dead on 24 January 2011 while buying from a store in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. His widow, Patria ‘Patty’ Ortega filed murder charges against Palawan officials in a supplemental complaint-affidavit submitted to the Department of Justice last February 14.
News in Pictures: Green Lanterns for Environmental Justice
Environmental activists, indigenous peoples’ leaders and human-rights advocates today lighted green lanterns to pay tribute to the 39 environmental defenders and martyrs who were victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. The activity, held in Bulwagang Nicanor Delos Santos in Quezon City, coincided with the commemoration of the 2nd year since the brutal killing of anti-mining and environmental activist Eliezer “Boy” Billanes in Koronadal City on March 9, 2009. (Photos courtesy of Kalikasan-PNE / bulatlat.com)
Letter to the Editor: Ban Large-Scale, Foreign Mining, Not Just in Palawan, but Nationwide
Letter to the Editor February 18, 2011 It took the life of a dignified man before President Noynoy Aquino declared that all mining applications in the province of Puerto Princesa will no longer be processed. The death of Dr. Gerry Ortega, a big loss for the media institution and for the whole community defending the…