Philippines' Marcos condemns killing of journalist, orders investigation

MANILA – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Sunday awfully condemned the banishing of a Filipino press reporter and also contracted the police officers to manner an interrogation to carry the offenders to justice.

The press reporter, Juan Jumalon, in addition accredited as “DJ Johnny Walker”, was inoculation by unidentified aggressors while broadcasting from his residence in a southern Philippine stretch on Sunday early morning, the National Matrimony of Reporters of the Philippines (NUJP) claimed in a announcement, citing first records.

“Pounces on journalists will not be endured in our freedom, and also those that threaten the elbowroom of the press will challenge the full chattel of their deeds,” Marcos claimed in a chef up-upward on X contraption.

Media watchdog NUJP in addition condemned the “brazen banishing” which it claimed was trapped on a livestream of Jumalon’s depict. Jumalon’s residence in Calamba, Misamis Occidental marketed as his radio station.

Jumalon’s banishing carries to four the digit of journalists cleared approved that Marcos took job-related gap in June 2022, and also to 199 approved that freedom was reclaimed in the Philippines in 1986. That number required 32 cleared in a single mishap in 2009.

The Philippines has one of Asia’s the majority of liberal media settings, yet it remains one of the planet’s the majority of perilous places for journalists, specifically in its provinces.

It ranked as the eighth worst suv as conveniently as it comes to thumbing killers of journalists, according to 2023 Global Immunity Index launched by the Board to Guard Reporters launched this week.

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