BUTUAN CITY – National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) warns journalists nationwide to exercise more safety and precautionary measures in their daily routines after a radio commentator in Butuan City was stabbed dead Saturday morning.
A commentator of a radio station in Butuan City died after he was stabbed by a still unknown assailant Saturday morning, April 20, 2019.
Butuan police investigators said Fancis Patindol of station dxJM was with companions outside the Alba Copy Center on Narra Road, Barangay New Society, when he was stabbed in the left side of his chest around 10 a.m.
The assailant immediately fled.
Patindol was rushed to the MJ Santos Hospital where he died.
The motive for Patindol’s murder remains unknown.
But if proven to be work-related, he would be the 187th journalist killed in the line of duty the country since 1986 and the 13th under President Rodrigo Duterte, NUJP said. [BicolToday.om]