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LOOK: Groups decry Percy Lapid killing

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 11:24 AM October 05, 2022

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

MANILA, Philippines — Groups have staged an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines organized and led Tuesday night’s demonstration, which was also attended by members of the Kabataan Party-list, including Rep. Raoul Manuel; College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP), which is an alliance of different campus publications; AlterMidya; Pinoy Media Center, Hustisya, Kilusang Mayo Uno, and more.

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The groups reiterated their call for justice for Lapid’s death and for other slain journalists and members of the media.

Groups stage an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percy Lapid.

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

Groups stage an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percy Lapid.

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

Groups stage an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percy Lapid.

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

“We call on all campus journalists, media practitioners, and press freedom advocates to condemn all attacks against the watchdogs of society and the Filipino people,” the CEGP said in a statement issued previously.

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Groups stage an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percy Lapid.

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

Groups stage an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percy Lapid.

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

The student council of UP Diliman also echoed the groups’ demand, even urging the public to join calls to defend press freedom and end impunity in the country.

“We must collectively seek justice for Percy Lapid and to all journalists who are victims of impunity! We must strengthen our campaign to defend press freedom and end impunity,” the UP student council said in a Facebook post.

Groups stage an indignation rally along Timog Avenue in Quezon City to denounce the killing of veteran broadcaster Percy Lapid.

Groups hold an indignation rally to condemn the killing of veteran broadcaster Percival Mabasa, who was more popularly known as Percy Lapid, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on October 4, 2022. Photo from Kabataan Partylist’s Facebook Page

Lapid, who was was a staunch critic of the Duterte and Marcos administrations, died in a fatal ambush in Las Piñas City on Monday night. Police said a motorcycle-riding suspect gunned him down at the gate of a subdivision along Aria St. in Talon Dos. Police also said that another suspect, an alleged accomplice, onboard a Toyota Fortuner bumped the rear portion of the victim’s Toyota Innova before the shooting happened.

Lapid’s family said in a statement Tuesday: “We demand that his cowardly assassins be brought to justice.”

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