MANILA, Philippines – A radio commentator in Iligan City was shot dead Thursday evening, August 28, by at least two men riding a motorcycle, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said.
In a statement on Friday, August 30, the NUJP identified the victim as Nanding Solijon of DxLS Love Radio in Iligan City. Solijon was hit 7 times in the head, chest and other parts of the body at 1030 pm Thursday while he was crossing a street to his parked car in Purok 1, Barangay Buruun, Iligan City, the statement said.
Solijon was an anchor of Sandiganan, which airs 8 am Monday to Friday, the NUJP said. He was a known supporter of Iligan City Rep Vicente “Varf” Belmonte, the NUJP added.
Solijon was critical of many politicians and even linked a barangay captain to illegal drugs, the NUJP said.
The NUJP said that “if Solijon’s murder is proven to be work-related, he would be the 159th media practitioner murdered in the country since 1986 and the 19th since President Benigno Aquino III came to office in 2010.” – Rappler.com