The image says it all: Fifty-eight persons were killed last November 23, 2009. Thirty-two of them were members of the media. All in the name of power and politics.
The November 23 Movement recently launched the "Never Forget" campaign to keep all of us in check, and informed about the proceedings of the massacre.
First, there are videos that have been circulating on television and the on internet to amplify our call for justice.
Members of the press like Ed Lingao of Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Maria Ressa of ABS-CBN make an appearance in one of the videos.
The clip "Families," which features the family members of some of the slain journalists, is perhaps the most touching of the five, opines Mark Meruna of gmanews.tv.
(Click here to watch the video)
And then there is the two-part event, happening tonight and tomorrow, to further intensify the call for justice.
A benefit concert, featuring Tropical Depression, Coffee Break Island, Johnoy Danao, amongst others, will take place tonight, November 22, at Access Point Resto Bar and Grill.
Tickets are sold at P100 and P250 for general patronage.Access Point Resto Bar and Grill is located at 30 Scout Borromeo, Quezon City.
Tomorrow, meanwhile, will witness a torch parade and vigil. Assembly time is at 330pm in front of UST at Espana. Attendees are encouraged to wear black.
Please click on this link to see the full line-up of artists tonight, as well as the full schedule of the Vigil tomorrow.