The Case of Gerry Ortega
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Gerry Ortega - a community leader and environmentalist in the Philippines who used his primetime daily radio show to speak out against local government corruption - was shot dead on 24 January 2011 as he browsed in a thrift shop. Some people are in prison. But the alleged mastermind, a former governor, remains at large and is running for the governor job again in May elections - despite a warrant having been issued for his arrest for the murder of Gerry Ortega. 

In partnership with A Safer World for the Truth, openDemocracy examines Gerry’s death - and commemorates his life.

Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey. Episode research by Anita Mureithi. Written, produced and hosted by Penny Dale. 

For more information about the case of Gerry Ortega, download the A Safer World for the Truth investigation. And find out more about the work of openDemocracy.

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