KBP-Albay condemns killing of radioman
LEGAZPI CITY – The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)–Albay Chapter condemned the killing of Joey Llana, a block-time anchor of DWZR Hypersonic Broadcasting Network in Legazpi City, on Friday.
Tito Ordinario, president of KBP Albay Chapter said they were appealing to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for an immediate action on the
“We want justice and we are asking the PNP for immediate investigation
of the case,” he said.
Ordinario said there were reports the victim had been receiving death threats through text messages.
Llana, known as a hard-hitting commentator, was handling block time programs “Metro Banat” from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Mondays through Fridays since August 2016 and “Arangkada Daraga” on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. that started in July 2018.
Erasto Alerta, an anchor of the station said just this Wednesday (July 18), Llana revealed that he was troubled thinking about his numerous death threats.
“Pare parang ang bigat na, para akong sinasangag, marami akong natatanggap na death threats,” Alerta said quoting Llana.
(Friend, it’s like too much already, it’s like I’m being fried. I’m receiving so many death threats.)
Alerta said he was hesitant then to tell Llana to lie low because of the threats.
He also recalled Llana saying “that they will not see each other again.”
Vincent Villar, also an anchor of DWZR, said the whole station is mourning because of the incident.
“We will miss his presence, every day he would give us bread and pancit for breakfast,” he said.
Villar said Llana was very vocal about his death threats and enemies, “he even discussed it on air and laughed about it.
Jo Galicia, technician said he wondered why Llana was late for the program Friday morning, until they were informed through a phone call that the anchorman was shot and killed while leaving his home in Daraga town.
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