On the illegal abduction of Alexa Pacalda

CEGP-ST vehemently condemns the abduction of Alexa Pacalda by armed military men in General Luna, South Quezon on September 14.

Alexa is member of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines and served as the Secretary General and the Quezon Provincial Coordinator of the Southern Tagalog Chapter.

As a Guilder from Manuel S. Enverga Universy Foundation, Alexa went beyond her capabilities as a campus journalist to expose the rotten system of the government and continued to serve the marginalized in her hometown.

This is a grave violation of human rights that the Duterte administration continues to perpetuate against critics. Together with his armed men from the AFP-PNP, Duterte aims to silence justified dissent from his people. We demand that the military men surface Alexa Pacalda and to once and for all end the culture of violence of this bloody regime!