Chit Estella, known for her hard-hitting reportage, her high ethical standards and unimpeachable integrity, was mourned by family, colleagues and friends when she died in a freak vehicular crash. But 10 years later, her voice cannot be stilled with the publication of a children’s book she authored.
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Her death was reported as an “accident,” but the tragedy that occurred a decade ago could have been prevented.
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This year is no different in her family’s search for justice.
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By JAKE SORIANO [metaslider id=48020] Photos by LALA ORDENES At first glance, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court looks more like a church than a court. An assortment of statues — Christ on the cross, the child Jesus, the Virgin Mary — stare down on court employees, lawyers, police officers, nervous witnesses, family members of […]
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IN MARCH, VERA Files conducted a road safety orientation seminar and training workshop for the 10 fellows chosen under the Road Safety Journalism Fellowship. Together with road safety advocates from the World Health Organization, VERA Files’ partner in the fellowship, the journalists took part in the three-day interaction, along with other stakeholders of the Bloomberg Initiative […]
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JOURNALIST and VERA Files trustee Ellen Tordesillas announced on April 12 the launch of a new award to honor the best student work on road safety issues. The Chit Estella Road Safety Journalism Award, named in honor of journalist Lourdes “Chit” Estella-Simbulan, will be given next year as a special category in the Philippine Journalism Research […]
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By APRIL ANNE BENJAMIN WHILE Chit Estella’s death three years ago in a vehicular accident came in a split second, the resolution of her case is taking forever. The cause: conflict of schedules of judge and the lawyers. “It is quite disappointing. Kung wala ‘yung delays, baka patapos na ang kaso (The trial should have […]
THE driver of the taxi journalist Chit Estella was riding when it was hit by two buses said on Wednesday Estella herself had chosen the route the taxi took from her home to Ayala Technohub in Quezon City where she was to meet her friends for dinner.
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By ARTHA KIRA PAREDES, Photos by MARIO IGNACIO IV
THE driver of the taxi journalist Chit Estella was riding when she was killed last year blamed two buses that hit his cab along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, one with such impact it spun around.
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ROAD safety advocates launched on Sunday morning a websitein commemoration of the first year of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (DARS), which coincided with the first death anniversary of journalist Lourdes “Chit” Estellawho died in a road accident a year ago.