San Francisco’s Philippine American Press Club start “Justice Fund” to aid journalists killed in Maguindanao Massacre

In San Francisco, in a show of sympathy, solidarity and support for the 30 journalists killed in the Maguindanao Massacre, the Philippine American Press Club will hold a program at St.Patrick’s Church (Mission and 4th St., San Francisco) at 6pm on Wednesday, Dec.2. 

After a memorial mass, the press group’s program will feature journalists who have extensively covered Philippine issues. Among the speakers are Filipinas Magazine publisher Greg Macabenta and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Editor Phil Bronstein.  The program is free and open to the public.

Donations will be gladly accepted to seed a “Justice Fund” to assist families of the victims, witnesses and groups speaking out for the rights of journalists. 

In Manila, an estimated 3,000 Filipino media workers and supporters staged what was called an “indignation rally” on Monday near Manila’s Malacanang Palace (The Philippine “White House”) . So far 57 bodies have been recovered connected to last week’s massacre in Maguindanao.