Wednesday, January 11, 2012

List of Journalists killed under PNoy administration

IFEX-IDEI 2011 poster making contest entry.

2010, Pre-Aquino
·         Desiderio Camangyan
·         Jovelito Agustin
·         Nestor Bedolido
2010, July 1 (start of President Benigno Aquino III’s term)
1.       Miguel Belen, July 31, 2010
Commentator and reporter for dwEB
Shot on his way home in Iriga City on July 9, 2010 and died after three weeks in hospital ICU.


2.       Dr Gerardo Ortega, Jan. 24, 2011
Anchor/Commentator for dwAR
Shot in the head at around 10 am, Puerto Princesa City. Case has been filed against gunman and suspected masterminds

3.       Cirilo Gallardo, Feb. 1, 2011
Disc Jockey and Newscaster for DWWW Spirit 96.9 FM Bangued

Found dead with 13 stab wounds in his temporary residence located near the station's transmitter in Bangued town, Abra province.

4.       Maria Len Flores Sumera, March 24, 2011
Anchor, dzME
Shot dead near her home in Malabon, a district of Manila at around 9:45 am, while on her way to host her daily program Arangkada Kinse.

5.       Romeo Olea, June 13, 2011
Commentator and reporter of dwEB-FM
Shot dead by three gunmen on the outskirts of Iriga City early morning while he was driving his motorcycle on his way from work.

6.       Niel “Lito” Jimena, August 23, 2011
Block-time Broadcaster for Radio Mindanao Network-Iloilo dyRI
Shot five times by unknown assailants. Police are yet to establish a motive. Jimena was also an asset or drug informant of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

7.       Datu Roy Bagtikan Gallego, October 14, 2011
Block-time Broadcaster for 92.7 Smile FM San Francisco
Shot dead in an ambush on the national highway in Sitio Mamprasanon, Barangay Banahaw in Lianga town. A strong anti-mining advocate which he carried in his commentaries.

8.       Alfredo “Dodong” Velarde Jr., November 11, 2011
Circulation manager of Brigada News
Shot dead by motorcycle riding gunman just outside his office along NLSA Road in Lagao,

9.       Antonio “Tony” Silagon, December 15, 2011
Publisher of Bohol Balita Daily News
Shot dead by two men a few meters from his house in Barangay Dao, Trinidad City, Bohol. Motive unknown. 

10.   General Santos City early this morning. Police has not discounted the possibility that the motive is work-related.


11.   Chris Guarin

Not work-related (in case one of us gets asked about him)
·       Johnson Pascual, 07/10/2011
        Editor-in-Chief of Prime News
Shot in the head
and torso while driving in Alicia, Isabela province, and died after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a ravine.

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