MANILA (19-Aug-12) – Media groups as well as students from colleges and universities in Manila and cultural groups will perform in tonight (Aug. 19)’s vigil for to mark the 1000th day since the Ampatuan Massacre.
Students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas, Kalayaan Colleges, and University of Manila are among the schools that will attend and will offer prayers, songs and poems in line with the commemoration of the massacre.
Groups such as Tulisanes and Concerned Artists of the Philippines will also render performances, which will tackle injustice and the continuing impunity under Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s watch.
The vigil, which will be held at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City, will start at 4:00 pm and will end at 9:00 am of Aug. 20 (Monday). The activity is organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Philippine Press Institute, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and networks ABS-CBN and GMA7.