November 4, 2010
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is saddened by the untimely death of Senior State Prosecutor Leo Dacera III, head of the Witness Protection Program and prosecutor in the Ampatuan massacre case.
We condole with his family, friends and colleagues. Prosecutor Dacera was a good friend of the NUJP. We shared the common aspiration of seeking justice for murdered journalists and their families, oftentimes against powerful, influential and well-entrenched perpetrators.
He was tireless in consulting with and supporting victims’ families and media organizations as they pursued the cases. This helped strengthened our resolve to fight for justice.
We will always remember Prosecutor Dacera as a true professional and dedicated public servant.
Nestor Burgos Jr.