Leni Robredo joins chorus calling for swift justice for Percy Mabasa
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.
(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.
“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.
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.
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