Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – May 28, 2020 – 8:47am
MANILA, Philippines — Rights watchdog Amnesty International Philippines has recognizedthe Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Br. Armin Luistro for exposing inequalities and standing up for the vulnerable sectors of the society.
PCIJ—an independent, non-profit media agency—was named as the Ignite Awards’ most distinguished human rights defender for group category. It produced investigative reports on President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement of assets, liabilities and net worth, election spending of senatorial candidates, the government’s brutal drug war, the country’s congested jails, among others.
Luistro, a former Department of Education, was conferred the most distinguished human rights defender for individual category.