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President Aquino renews commitment to stop media killings
 

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday made an assurance that his administration will continue to work to stop attacks on members of the press “until this number reaches zero."
 
In his speech during the Annual Presidential Forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines in Marco Polo Ortigas, the President said things have changed since the martial law years, as the country has returned to democratic rule.
 
‘We no longer live in a country where the media is muzzled, or where the government tries to impose its will on journalists,” he said.
 
In fact, he said, his administration has been in active pursuit of all those who have allegedly committed extralegal killings, including those involving media, and the public can already see the effects of the government’s efforts.
 
"We have made high-profile arrests, recently, most prominently that of Retired Major General Jovito Palparan for alleged violations of human rights," the Chief Executive noted.
 
There is also a significant reduction of recorded or validated extralegal killings, from a total of 168 during the Arroyo government to 42 in the four years of the present administration, he said.
 
"Indeed, one could consider this as progress, but make no mistake: Our administration will not be content until this number reaches zero," he emphasized.
 
The President in turn requested the press to protect the truth. (full story: 10.22.14)

 
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President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions during the open forum in connection with the annual Presidential Forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila in Pasig City on Wednesday (October 22). The FOCAP forum is a traditional event where the President discusses key policies and answers questions on foreign affairs, politics, the economy and social issues from the foreign media. Also in photo are PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma, FOCAP President Manny Mogato, and DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya.
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