By Christine O. Avendaño
The remaining suspect turned witness in the murder of Palawan environmentalist and broadcaster Dr. Gerry Ortega remains under the protective custody of the government and will not be transferred to the Quezon provincial jail where another witness turned up dead last week.
Palawan broadcaster Gerardo Ortega, 47, was shot and killed by a lone assailant on Jan. 24, 2011, while shopping in a used-clothes store in Puerto Princesa City. He sustained bullet wounds in the head and body.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Rodolfo Edrad Jr. disclosed the text message he received from former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and the ensuing exchange of replies sometime in January last year, before Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega, a popular radio broadcaster and environmentalist, was shot and killed in Puerto Princesa City.