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Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar says Percy Lapid’s killing is a direct attack on press freedom

Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar has joined the condemnation of the killing of journalist Percival Mabasa aka Percy Lapid, who was shot dead in Las Piñas.

“The killing of journalists is a direct attack on press freedom and curtails people’s right to truth and expression,” Aguilar said in a statement.

She said the city mourns the death of Mabasa and vowed justice for him.

She said the Las Piñas City Police has formed a special task force to immediately investigate the killing.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family and vow to bring justice for Percy,” she said.