Radio host executed during live show in Philippines – Killer pretended to be listener to get into studio – Murder seen live by people watching the show live on Facebook
A radio Presenter in the south Philippines was shot deadly while he was doing his show in the studio. The attack was watched by people who were watching the show live on Facebook at the time.
THE armed entered the radio station of Juan Jumalon, a provincial news anchor, also known as DJ Johnny Walker, pretending to be the listener. Then him shot twice during the live morning show in Calamba City in the province of Misamis Occidental.
The offender grabbed the victim’s gold necklace before fleeing on a motorcycle with an accomplice who was waiting for him outside. The authorities are conducting an investigation to find the perpetrator and also to establish the killer’s motives.
The suspect given by the police
The Misamis Occidental police released the identity of one of the suspects.
The Philippines is a dangerous place for journalists
The Philippines has for years been considered one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.
THE chairman Ferdinand Marcos Jr condemned the incident and ordered the police to track down and arrest the killer and his accomplice.
“Attacks against journalists will not be tolerated in our democracy and those who threaten the freedom of the press will face the full consequences of their actions,” Marcos said in a statement.
THE National Association of Filipino Journalistsn stated that Jumalon was the 199th journalist to be murdered in the country from the 1986the year democracy returned to the country.
“The attack is all the more reprehensible as it happened in Jumalon’s own house, which he also used as a radio station.”
Video from attack shows Jumalon, 57, stopping and looking up before two shots rang out. He leans back in his chair as the music continues to play. The unfortunate man succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital.
The attacker is not seen in the Facebook livestream and the police said they are checking whether the Security cameras which are installed in the house and on the properties of his neighbors recorded something.
In 2009, members of a powerful political faction and their associates shot dead 58 people, including 32 media workers. It was the deadliest single attack on journalists in the country’s recent history.
Source: First Theme