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    Media killings in Phl continue

    THE Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines) on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a radio commentatort in Tagum City.
    The victim was identified as Rogelio "Tata" Butalid, 40, of Radyo Natin Tagum (Our Radio Tagum). Also a village councilor, Butalid was shot dead at 9:00 am Wednesday.
    KBP national president Herman Basbaño asked authorities to immediately conduct an investigation into the killing of Butalid.
    Basbaño said Butalid was the third broadcast journalist murdered within a span of two weeks. He said Michael Milo of Tandag City in Surigao del Sur and Joash Dignos of Valencia City in Bukidnon were also murdered.
    The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Tagum City is still facing a blank wall as to the identity of Butalid’s killers.
    According to Basbaño, Butalid was leaving the radio station when two men on board a motorcycle fired at him. He died on the spot.
    Commentator Fernando “Nanding” Solijon of Love Radio FM in Iligan City, Southern Philippines, was also murdered on August 29, 2013. The murder suspect remains at large.
    In Malacañang Palace, meanwhile, Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma also condemned the killing of Butalid.
    Coloma said he hopes authorities will look into the murder of Butalid, including the unresolved cases of other journalists killed.
    The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has already recorded 72 print and broadcast journalists murdered since 1992 and this excludes the latest killing of three broadcasters.
    It can be recalled that the killing of 32 print and broadcast journalists in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009 remains unresolved.

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