Sig­na­ture cam­paign no to speed up probe

Stu­dents aim to gather 5,000 sig­na­tures they will send then to Pres. Duterte

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing with Cyrill Garcia UTSP,11

STU­DENT lead­ers of the Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy of South­ern Philip­pines launched on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 10, a sig­na­ture cam­paign to call for a speedy probe in the killing of the USTP pres­i­dent.

Af­ter a month since USTP pres­i­dent Dr. Ri­cardo Ro­toras was gunned down, au­thor­i­ties have yet to iden­tify the per­pe­tra­tors or the master­mind of the as­sas­si­na­tion.

Mo­rian Paula Atienza, cam­paign chair and a thirdyear Elec­tri­cal Tech­nol­ogy Man­age­ment stu­dent, said the ac­tiv­ity aims to gather at least

5,000 sig­na­tures be­fore they will send it to Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte.

As of Thurs­day, the group has col­lected about a thou­sand sig­na­tures and the ac­tiv­ity has been ex­tended un­til the week­end.

The sig­na­tures will be at­tached to the let­ter ad­dressed to Duterte.

Part of the let­ter reads, “When a re­mark­able and in­flu­en­tial Mr. Ro­toras gone, the USTP com­mu­nity and his be­reaved fam­ily humbly ask your good of­fice to do what­ever is nec­es­sary for the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the case to be speed up. As a griev­ing com­mu­nity bring him to jus­tice is the only thing that could bring us into peace with his un­timely death. Bring­ing Dr. Ro­toras’s death to jus­tice also gives us all hope and faith to our jus­tice sys­tem-that there is still jus­tice out there.”

“The pur­pose is to re­ally tackle about it. To re­ally call the at­ten­tion of the peo­ple who can help and as much as pos­si­ble also full force yung au­thor­i­ties about that. Be­cause he is not just an or­di­nary man, as­set ta­laga siya sa school namin be­cause he is a good leader.”

Atienza said stu­dents and fac­ulty mem­bers alike are wel­come to mark their sig­na­tures.

The stu­dent leader is hop­ing that the let­ter and the sig­na­tures from the USTP com­mu­nity can reach the of­fice of Duterte.

“Rest as­sured na ma-re­ceive ito sa Mala­canang,”Atienza said, adding that they are still cry­ing for jus­tice for the loss of the state-run univer­sity.

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