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School principal and ACT Teachers Partylist member slain in Masbate

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February 22, 2010


ACT Teachers Party List condemns the brutal killing of one of its members, Roel Gonzaga Duruja.  Mr. Duruja was an active member of ACT Teachers Partylist . He was the principal of  Nursery Elementary School in Masbate City.

Thirty-eight year old Duruja was in the garage of his residence fixing his car when unidentified armed men shot him to death last February 22, 2010. “Mr. Duruja has contributed significantly to our various campaigns for higher teacher salaries, quality education and good governance,” said Antonio Tinio, ACT Teachers Partylist Chair.

Members of ACT Teachers Partylist express their deepest condolences to  the family of their dear colleague.  “For this yet another account of violence among our ranks, we urgently express our collective demand to end the climate of impunity in the country perpetrated and reinforced by the Macapagal-Arroyo regime through its human rights abuses. A government that survives by failing, time and again, to bring the perpetrators of human rights to justice can only encourage a recurrence of violations,Tinio stressed.

Members of ACT Teachers Partylist nationwide call upon the authorities to end impunity  as they urgently demand justice for fellow teacher and rights advocate Roel Gonzaga Duruja. ###


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