MANILA, Philippines – A motorcycle-riding gunman shot dead a radio broadcaster Maurito Lim in Bohol on Saturday, February 14, Bohol, according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP).
The host of the the daily program “Chairman Mao on Board” is the second journalist murdered in Bohol. NUJP record shows he is the 31st journalist to die under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. (READ: PH 3rd worst country in unsolved media murders and LIST: The best and worst countries to be a journalist)
“We have run out of words of condemnation in the face of the murder of yet another colleague,” said NUJP president Rowena Paraan in a statement released Sunday, February 15.
The radio man was about to enter the building of the dyRD radio station in Tagbilaran City at 10:30 on Saturday, when a lone gunman onboard a motorcycle shot him. The bullet reportedly hit his left jaw and exicted on the other side of his face.
Lim was rushed to the hospital across the street from the radio station but he didn’t survive. He was declared dead at 1:15 pm.
NUJP condemed the government for continuing impunity. “While we seriously doubt demanding justice will get us, or Maurito Lim’s family and colleagues, anywhere, we challenge the government to prove us wrong by acting swiftly to solve the case, arrest the killers and, most important, the mastermind who ordered his death,” Paraan was quoted as saying. – Rappler.com
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