BAGUIO

Ifugao journo to recover in US

THE wife of Brandon Lee announced plans to bring the journalist to the United States of America to hasten recovery even as she fears for their lives here.

“We are now fearing for our lives, I fear for my husband’s safety, even if he is in the hospital,” Bernice Lee said.

Bernice said she is convinced government troops are behind the attack as Brandon identified his shooters when they frantically brought him to a hospital.

Lee, a Northern Dispatch (Nordis) correspondent, was shot August 6 by unidentified gunmen in front of their house in Lagawe, Province of Ifugao.

“They (the shooters) did not consider that there were children inside the house, they did not care,” Bernice said.

Brandon is a US citizen with permanent residence in the Philippines who just fetched his daughter from school when the attack happened.

Bernice took the chance to thank all who supported her husband since the shooting and vowed to continue to find justice for her husband.

Brandon also works as a volunteer paralegal for the Ifugao Peasant Movement as he writes for the online news portal.

During the commemoration of Martial Law, the case of Brandon was highlighted in the plight of the human rights situation in the Cordillera as well as safety for journalists.

The government has not listed Brandon Lee’s shooting as part of the attack on journalists despite having a designated point person for safety and well being of media.


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