March 6, 2017
SEN. JV EJERCITO CALLS FOR JUSTICE FOR DR. DREYFUSS PERLAS
I condemn the killing of Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas, a well-loved Doctor to the Barrio in Sapad Municipality, Lanao del Norte. I condole with his family, medical peers, and with the community whom he served for years. I trust that the authorities will do all they can to bring the perpetrator to justice.
Whether Dr. Perlas' murder was professionally related or not, such violence against medical workers, particularly for Doctors to the Barrios volunteers, undermines the government's effort in providing health care services in marginalized communities. It also mars attempts to entice more doctors to be immersed and serve the poor with this program.
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