Bong Revilla presses justice for slain radioman: Perpetrators must pay | Inquirer News

Bong Revilla presses justice for slain radioman: Perpetrators must pay

/ 07:54 AM November 06, 2023

Bong Revilla urges law enforcers to make perpetrators accountable for the killing of radioman Juan Jumalon

A poster reads “Justice for Juan Jumalon” during a candle lighting event in Quezon City on Sunday, November 5, 2023 – hours after the radio broadcaster was killed while on-air at Gold FM 94.7 in Misamis Occidental. Contributed by Kenosis Yap

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. urged law enforcers to make accountable the perpetrators of the daring assassination of radio broadcaster Juan Jumalon.

Revilla strongly condemned the brutal killing of Jumalon and stressed that the incident was an attack against the country’s democracy.


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“Ang anumang karahasan sa mga mamamahayag, ay karahasan laban sa ating demokrasya. This in no uncertain terms is an affront to our free press,” said Revilla.

(Any violence against journalists is an assault against our democracy. This, in no uncertain terms, is an affront to our free press.)

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“I challenge all our law enforcement agencies to make accountable those behind this brazen attack against Mr. Jumalon – Radio Broadcaster of Calamba, Misamis Occidental,” he added.

Jumalon, a radio anchor and station manager of Gold FM 94.7, was gunned down by an unidentified assailant while doing a live broadcast on Sunday, November 5.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines earlier denounced the killing of Jumalon, noting that the case was the 199th killing of media workers since 1986 and the fourth under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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