Leni Robredo joins chorus calling for swift justice for Percy Mabasa | Inquirer News

Leni Robredo joins chorus calling for swift justice for Percy Mabasa

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 03:35 PM October 04, 2022
Former Vice President Leni Robredo demanded on Tuesday immediate justice for slain veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, more popularly known as Percy Lapid. 

Former Vice President Leni Robredo in a file photo taken on December 16, 2019.
INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines – Former Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday joined the chorus of those demanding swift justice for the death of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, better known by his on-air nickname, Percy Lapid.

“Hindi dapat palampasin ang pagpaslang kay Ka Percy; dapat agad maihain ang hustisya sa pangyayaring ito—at sa marami pang insidente ng pagpatay sa ating mga journalists,” said Robredo in a Twitter post.

ADVERTISEMENT

(Ka Percy’s killing should not be allowed to pass; justice must be served in this incident and other media killings.)

She also expressed her deepest condolences to Lapid’s family, noting how much the world would have benefited from knowing his views and insights.

FEATURED STORIES

“Sa isang lipunang tunay na malaya, dapat walang puwang sa karahasan at panggigipit sa ating mamamahayag,” said Robredo.

(In a truly free country, there should be no violence and oppression against our journalists).

An increasing number of people and organizations, such as the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and past senate aspirants like Antonio Trillanes IV and David D’Angelo, have spoken out against Lapid’s murder and demanded justice.

READ: ‘Speaking the truth is dangerous’ in PH: Percy Lapid killing sparks condemnation 

Lapid was killed on Monday night in Las Piñas City by unknown assailants. The Philippine National Police has vowed justice for Lapid as policemen investigate the case.

RELATED STORIES: 

Radio commentator Percy Lapid shot dead in ambush 

Percy Lapid’s kin: ‘We demand that his cowardly assassins be brought to justice’

JPV/abc
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: EJK, Killing, Leni Robredo, Media Killing, Percy Lapid
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.