MANILA — A radio broadcaster was critically wounded after two men riding in tandem shot him this morning, April 30.
Edmund Sestoso, host of the the daily program “Tug-anan” on dyGB 91.7 FM, was on his way home to barangay Daro after his program when he was attacked around 10 a.m., according to an alert by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. Five bullets struck Sestoso, two in the chest, the others in the stomach and leg.
Sestoso is the former chairman of the NUJP’s Dumaguete City chapter.
The NUJP source said the gunmen also shot the tires of a pedicab whose driver had intended to rush Sestoso to a hospital. Good Samaritans had to wait for another vehicle to take Sestoso to Silliman University Medical Center. As of this writing, Sestoso is undergoing emergency surgery.
Authorities have yet to determine the motive for the attack.
The Dumaguete Press Club condemned the attack. “This is an affront to press freedom… If this has happened to Edmund, it could happen to anybody.” Bulatlat.com