Broad­caster shot dead in Du­maguete

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

A RA­DIO broad­caster was killed yes­ter­day by rid­ing-in-tan­dem gun­men in Barangay Pi­api, Du­maguete, Ne­gros Ori­en­tal.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­ity as Dindo Gen­eroso, a ra­dio broad­caster of DYEM 96.7 Bai Ra­dio, and res­i­dent of Barangay Bani­lad of said city.

Du­maguete City po­lice chief, Po­lice Lt. Colonel Wil­fredo Alar­con, Jr., said the vic­tim was head­ing to­wards his car when two uniden­ti­fied men in a mo­tor­cy­cle opened fire at Gen­eroso’s ve­hi­cle.

The sus­pects im­me­di­ately fled the area, while Gen­eroso was rushed by paramedics to a hos­pi­tal

but was de­clared dead on ar­rival af­ter sus­tain­ing mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds in his body.

Alar­con said Gen­eroso had been re­peat­edly re­ceiv­ing threats to his life via phone calls prior to his mur­der.

Po­lice be­lieve his work as a me­dia man could be a mo­tive be­hind the shoot­ing.

In re­sponse to Gen­eroso’s mur­der, Na­tional Union of Jour­nal­ists in the Philip­pines (NUJP) Chair­man Nonoy Espina said what­ever may be the rea­son, mur­der is never jus­ti­fied.

Espina added he will re­lease a for­mal state­ment as soon as po­lice es­tab­lish a clear mo­tive over the in­ci­dent.*

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