Elaise Povadora, BJPC Vice President, delivers her closing remarks to end the commemoration program. She talks about the future generation of Philippine journalists and how the students should continue their career as part of the media industry.
A solemn prayer was led by Mayi Castellano and Claire Mercader, DLSU-D Chorale, simultaneously with the lighting of the candles.
DLSU-D Chorale sings a prayer as a tribute to the journalists killed in the massacre as different block representatives offer their prayer messages.
Ms. Isolde Valera is currently presenting her speech regarding the 5th anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre. She talks about justice delay in the Philippines and how De La Salle University Dasmariñas condemns the mass killing of journalists.
The opening prayer was led by Jericho Aguiatan. The students are now watching the prepared audio visual presentation about the Maguindanao Massacre.
“Kung ako nasa posisyon, kung may mga tamang ebidensya, dapat ituloy na yung trial.” – John Carlo Ramientos, CCJESC Vice president
The 5th anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre is now starting as CJD professor Artin Umali addresses the assembly of students, faculty, and staff.
Students of the Communication and Journalism Department are now gathering at the JFH grounds wearing their program shirts to start off the commemoration.
According to Mr. Artin Umali, BJPC adviser, the program council did all the planning for the program. The event will include the university’s participation in candle lighting that will be held at the JFH grounds.
Media experts tackle why many students still choose journalism as their career despite the current status of the Philippines being the third most dangerous country for journalists.
“This is something to do with the whole society. It has to be every individual doing something. For evil not to exist, it takes one person to not do anything evil. We’re not doing enough. Kulang pa yung call natin for justice. It takes the whole nation to work about this problem.” – Ms. Nornelyn Cachuela, CJD Professor
“So I guess there’s really a problem in the justice system of the country. Walang pinagkaiba yan sa korupsyon. Nasaan ang justice? Paano tayong mga Pilipino? Paano tayong mga taxpayers?” – Ms. Isolde Valera, CJD Professor
“It is not a dangerous country for journalists but also for tourists. That is the reality we have to face.” – Ms. Isolde Valera, CJD Professor
“You die in a democratic country just because you’re a journalist.” – Ms. Nornelyn Cachuela, CJD Professor
Joining our team for the commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre, Ms. Nornelyn Cachuela, Ms. Isolde Valera, and Ms. Beulah Joy Lejano, CJD Faculty, are now on-air to express their opinions regarding the commemoration.
DLSU-D recalls what happened five years ago in the province of Maguindanao – the most brutal killing of media workers in Philippine history
“Para sakin, nakakalungkot isipin na yung mga mamamahayag ay hindi pa din nabibigyan ng hustisya ngayon.” Student, COM13
Ms. Aurora Quadra Balibay, Abraham Tayao, and Eliza Romo are now on-air for the extended programming coverage of DLSU-D 95.9 Green FM for the 5th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre.