Another radio reporter shot to death PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 14:07

Atty. Jesus G. Dureza, Trustee for Mindanao of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI), condemned the killing another mediaman in Koronadal City, South Cotabato yesterday.

“Another mediaman has fallen. We mourn his passing. We condemn this premeditated murder. Bombo Rommel Jojo Palma of Bombo Radyo Koronadal was shot to death this morning (yesterday) while doing his reporter’s beat at the Koronadal provincial hospital.

Unless the murderers are made to pay for their dastardly crimes, this impunity and direct assault to press freedom will continue,” Dureza said in a press statement.

Palma, 31, single, was gunned down around 4 a..m. shortly after he arrived at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital to gather reports, according to Rey Legario, Bombo reporter/anchorman.

Legario said he heard gunfire near the hospital which is located near his house. When he went out, he saw Palma  with gunshot wound. He was later declared dead few hours after.

Initial police investigation disclosed that Palma was sitting inside the Bombo patrol car outside the hospital when two men approached and one of them shot him with a .45 cal. pistol.

The assailants fled aboard a motorcycle, according to witnesses.