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NUJP-USA CONCERT ON MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE COMMEMORATION, NOVEMBER 22 AT NOHO.

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NUJP-USA CONCERT FOR MAGUINANDAO MASSACRE VICTIMS, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

NUJP-USA CONCERT ON MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE COMMEMORATION, NOVEMBER 22 AT NOHO.

Los Angeles— ” We will never forget, Justice delayed is justice denied.”

Filipino-American media groups paid  tribute to colleagues slain six years ago in the worst single attack on the press, the Maguindanao Massacre in a  full house concert and photo exhibit at the Celebrity Centre International in North Hollywood, Los Angeles on November 22, 2015

Philippine Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim said, “ I thank you for giving me this honor to be a part to be part of this commemoration. ”

Lim also said, ” The guarantee of a progressive nation is a free press and press freedom. May we not forget the victims of the massacre six years ago and may justice prevail.’

Arturo P. Garcia , JFAV National Coordinator and LA Bureau Chief  and Editor of the Filipino American Inquirer (FAI)  opened the program by reading the statement of NUJP-USA Legal Counsel Atty. Arnedo Valera and his prayers at the opening of the event.

JFAV National Coordinator Al P.Garcia

The Concert Stars

FilAm singer Jo Awayan with the Fil-AM Media Band  and Mallou Toller sang songs and the Back2Jupiter  Band rocked the concert hall  with their performances.

Abner Galino and BALITA editor Rhony Laygo also gave their performances.

The concert, titled ABAKADA: Children Helping Children featured Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icon Florante, local celebrity musicians, and the newly formed Fil-Am Media Band.

“ABAKADA is the title of Florante’s popular song promoting the value of education. It’s also a fitting title because this project will help us support the education of the orphans of slain journalists,” said Benny Uy, producer of the show and the public relations officer of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-US chapter.

6th Year of the Maguindanao Massacre, 2009 JFAV National Coordinator and FAI Los Angeles Bureau:Editor Al. P. Garcia

The concert date – Nov. 22 – which is Nov. 23 in Philippine time zone, marks the sixth year after the attack that claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province in Southern Philippines.

None of the suspects have been convicted of the crime.

International media groups, including the New York-based watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), have condemned the slow progress of the case and the continued killing of journalists in the Philippines.

NUJP-US is producing the event, in partnership with the Filipino American Press Club of California, F7 Photographers, Frontliners, Philippine Press Photographers (PPP)-USA, and Pen and Lens PressClub.

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