CEGP condemns killing of Davao del Norte newspaper publisher
The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) vehemently condemns the killing of Dennis Denora, publisher of the Trends and Times community paper in Davao del Norte, Thursday afternoon, June 7.
“Under the Duterte regime’s tyrannical rule, killings of journalists are soaring to unimaginable heights. We decry the killing of Denora and condemn the reigning culture of impunity and continuing fascist aggression that violently attempts to silence the Philippine press and the Filipino people,” said Jose Mari Callueng, CEGP national president.
National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Davao Chapter said that Denora, 67, was gunned down at around 2 p.m. by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants near the wet market in Panabo City.
Denora, an officer and member of the Davao Region Multi-Media Group, is the 11th journalist to be killed under the regime of United States lapdog President Rodrigo Duterte. He was known for his fearless forecasts both in the newspaper and in radio.
The Guild holds the Duterte administration accountable for the perpetuation of the worsening culture of impunity in the country and Duterte’s blatant moves to completely silence the Philippine press. In these fascism-stricken times, we must unite for the advancement of people’s rights and welfare and to combat state-perpetuated violence and all forms of repression that target our freedom and democratic rights.