October 04, 2009

Press Freedom Monument



I had my biking just around the city proper two weeks ago. When I passed the Provincial Capitol Grounds, I can't help but take a closer look at the newly constructed double life size monument which was designed and build by the renowned Sculptor Eduardo Castrillo. The monument depicts the life of journalists and the risks they take as they enter the profession. Beside the monument are the names of the slain journalists, their news clubs and the date of their death.

The Press Freedom Monument was inaugurated on August 21, 2009 which coincides with the day former Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was assassinated who was himself a journalist.

2 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

That is an imposing monument built by the illustrious Castrillo. It is a fitting testament to the indomitable spirit of Filipino journalists some of whom have been summarily executed by nefarious characters of society. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

NovaS said...

that is really marvelous.... i have missed so many updates here..