Romeo Candazo, 61-A A +A
Friday, August 23, 2013
THE Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda) pays its highest tribute to Atty. Romeo Candazo, youth activist, public servant, journalist, educator, human rights lawyer, and, as a former political detainee during the Martial Law years, one of our group's founding members.
A scholar during his college days at the University of the Philippines, Atty. Candazo was active in the struggle against the Marcos regime which cost him his freedom many times during the Martial Law years.
It is with deep regret that we in Selda learned of his death without him witnessing the implementation of the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.
As we remember Atty. Candazo, Atty. Romeo Capulong, Maita Gomez and many others who fought for justice, we demand the Aquino government to implement the law.
There’s no other time but now.--Selda
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 23, 2013.