MANLIA, 30Aug2013 – A radio commentator in Iligan City was shot dead by at least two men riding a motorcycle at about 10:30 pm Thursday evening, August 29, 2013.
Nanding Solijon of DxLS Love Radio Iligan City was hit seven times in the head, chest and other parts of the body during the attack in Purok 1, Barangay Buruun, Iligan City where he had gone to drink with friends.
Solijon was crossing the street to his parked car when he was attacked.
NUJP Iligan City Chapter chairman Ronnie Enderes said police investigators recovered eight .45 caliber shells at the crime scene.
However, he said no one gave a clear description of the killers because the shooting happened in a dark portion of the street.
Solijon, anchor of Sandiganan, which airs 8 a.m. Monday to Friday, is a know supporter of Iligan City Representative Vicente “Varf” Belmonte.
He had criticized several local politicians on his program, even linking a barangay captain to illegal drugs.
If Solijon’s murder is proven to be work-related, he would be the 159th media practitioner murdered in the country since 1986 and the 19th since President Benigno Aquino III came to office in 2010.