Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Media Watch Dog Condemns Killing Of Broadcaster In Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The National Union of Journalists of the Philippine Zamboanga Basilan Sulu-Tawi-tawi Chapter is condemning another media killing which is the second case to occur in 2009.

Ernesto Rollin a radio broadcaster of DXSY Times Broadcasting Network in Ozamis City is the second journalist murdered this year and the 64th victim under the Arroyo's administration.

Rollin of Oroquieta city was on his way to report to Ozamis City for his morning's public affairs program at Times Broadcasting Network at 5:30 a.m. on February 23 when two suspects on ski-masks shot him several times.

The first victim for this year and the 63rd under Arroyo's administration was Badrodin Abas a block timer broadcaster of DxCM in Cotabato City.

Abas who was also the secretary general of the United Bangsamoro Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) was gunned down on January 21 around 7:40pm by two unidentified assailants riding on tandem on motorbike when the victim was driving a multicab.

The NUJP ZAMBASULTA Chapter is demanding fair and just investigation to both slay cases (Abas and Rollin).

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