June 28, 2010 in Featured
By NUJP-IFJ MEDIA SAFETY OFFICE
MANILA — A reporter of the local weekly Kastigador and known critique of Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas was shot six times at past 7 p.m. on June 20 while buying cigarette at a variety store in Digos City, Davao del Sur.
A lone gunman shot to death Nestor Bedolido, the third journalist to be killed in six days.
Bedolido’s murder happened just five days after the killing of Joselito Agustin of dzJC Aksyon Radyo in Laoag City and Desidario Camangyan of Mati City.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted Chief Inspector Anthony Padua in its news report saying that the suspect walked into a waiting motorcycle driven by another unidentified man after shooting Bedolido. Padua said bystanders rushed Bedolido to the hospital but he died on arrival.
As of this writing, the police were still trying to investigate the motive and the identity of the suspect behind the killing.
The journalist was known to be critical of Cagas and supporter of Claude Bautista whom Cagas defeated in the last elections.# nordis.net