President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who will assume the presidency on June 30, should “hit the ground running” when it comes to solving the spate of media killings in the country, a media watchdog said on Wednesday.
“Nothing makes a stronger case for our contention that there can be no honeymoon on justice for President-elect Noynoy Aquino. [He] has to hit the ground running not just on media killings but on extrajudicial murders in general,” the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said in a statement.
“Unless it becomes clear that justice can be expected under his watch, we can kiss all his promises goodbye,” the group added.
NUJP issued the statement following the killing of broadcasters Desidario Camangyan and Joselito Agustin in Davao Oriental and Ilocos Norte, respectively.
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