MANILA, 31Aug2013 (PNA) – Malacanang condemned the murder of an Iligan City radio commentator. saying it would coordinate with police for the immediate resolution of the case.
“Hindi tino-tolerate ng pamahalaan ang mga ganitong pangyayari lalo na laban sa mga media practitioners,” Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday.
Valte said the Palace will be coordinating with the Philippine National Police to get more details of the case and serve justice to the family of the victim.
Fernando Solijon of dxLS Love Radio was shot multiple times late Thursday as he was about to board his car after having drinks with colleagues at a friend’s house. The gunman fled aboard a motorcycle driven by another man, police said.
Solijon, 48, is a well-known radio commentator critical of alleged corruption and rising crime in Iligan City.
The radio station, where Solijon worked for seven years, described the killing as “work-related.”
According to the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines, Solijon would be the 159th journalist killed in the country since 1986 if his killing is proven to be work-related. (PNA)