Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Tawi-Tawi journalist, Richard Najib, shot to death in southern Philippines

The broadcaster and acting station manager of DXMN-FM station,  Richard Najib, was shot dead near his home in the capital city Bongao late Sunday.



According to a News24 report, the 35-year-old Najib was returning from a basketball game in Bongao when three men accosted him and shot him dead. He is the second mediaman killed in Tawi-Tawi province.

In 2007, radio broadcaster Vicente Sumalpong from Radyp ng Bayan was gunned down.

The killing drew ire and condemnation from Malacañang today. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a text message to reporters:

“Kinokondena namin ang pagpaslang kay Ginoong Richard Najib. Inaatasan na ang PNP (Philippine National Police) na alamin, dakpin at panagutin ang pinaghihinalaang may kinalaman sa krimen (The PNP has been ordered to investigate, arrest and charge those suspected perpetrators).”

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines say Najib (Nadjid) is the 27th journalist killed since President Aquino came into office in 2010.

Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).




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