Statement on Ka Bel

May 21, 2008
Press Statement

Vijae Alquisola, Deputy Secretary-General, 09162034402

CEGP honors Ka Bel, defender of freedom of expression and civil liberties

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines extends its most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and comrades of Anakpawis Rep. Crispin ‘Ka Bel’ Beltran for his untimely demise.

The CEGP honors Ka Bel for his tireless defense of the right to freedom of expression and respect for civil liberties. The CEGP also bestows its deepest admiration for Ka Bel’s life-long crusade to champion the cause of the oppressed even as he constantly fell victim to political harassment and persecution.

His was an example that should be emulated by young journalists, campus press workers and freedom of expression advocates, especially during these crucial times that these sectors of society continue to be under attack.

Ka Bel’s was a life lived with the greatest of principles and convictions that which may be unparalleled by this generation and even by generations to come. ###

Rm 305, National Press Club Bldg., Intramuros,
Manila, Philippines
Tele Fax.: 524-3937
Email: cegpnational@
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