REP. ANTONIO TONYBOY FLOIRENDO, JR.’S STATEMENT on the Assassination of Dennis Denora,Publisher of Trends and Time

The murder of Dennis Denora, publisher of the Panabo City-based Trends and Time, underscores the threat media faces when exposing the evils of society, particularly the lies that some sectors peddle in order to gain public support.

I have personally known Mr. Denora for over thirty years i can vouch for his decency, integrity and his strong commitment to seek the journalistic truth.

His assassination, which I strongly denounce and condemn, underscores the evil motive of certain individuals, whether public and private, who were hurt by his exposes. For this reason, the killers behind the ambush must promptly be arrested and the brains behind the crime identified.

The media, as vanguards against public abuses, do not deserve this kind of brutality. They only seek truth in the face of dangers and they must be respected for their advocacies Only cowards kill press people, and only desperate persons submit to violence when their wicked ways are exposed.

Justice should be served at all cost for Dennis Denora, and press freedom must not be threatened by perils poised by persons who want to destabilize public safety.

Stop killing journalists, jail the killers, and expose the mastermind!

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