Killing of ex-radioman in Sultan Kudarat condemned

January 13, 2022 Jane Eleda 241 views

THE Presidential Task Force on Media Security condemned the slaying on Wednesday of a former radio commentator running as a councilor for a town in Sultan Kudarat by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Tacurong City.

Police identified the victim as Jaynard Angeles, a 36-year-old former station manager of Radyo ni Juan in the city.

An initial report by the local police said Angeles was in an auto repair shop in Purok Sampaguita, Bgy. New Carmen, Tacurong City when approached by two men armed with a gun at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

The suspects shot Angeles in the head before fleeing on a motorcycle.

Angeles was reportedly running for councilor in his hometown Lambayong in Sultan Kudarat when slain.

His former colleagues said he was running under the Partido Federal Pilipinas political party.

Caballero died while undergoing treatment.

“The government condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of Jaynard Angeles, a candidate in the local election and former station manager of Radyo ni Juan. We will never tolerate any act of violence against any person,” PTFoMS executive director and Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, in a statement, said.

“We condole with the family, loved ones, and colleagues of Mr. Angeles. The PTFoMS is now in close coordination with the Philippine National Police in conducting intensive police operations to pursue his assailants and bring the perpetrators before the bar of justice,” he added.

In December 2019, Benjie Caballero, the station manager of Radyo ni Juan in Tacurong, was also shot in Tacurong city.