Dumaguete broadcaster critical after 'riding-in-tandem' attack

Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 30 2018 02:49 PM

This undated photo shows the victim, Edmund Sestoso.

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental - A radio broadcaster here is in critical condition after being shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen, Monday. 

Victim Edmund Sestoso, who hosts the daily blocktime “Tug-anan” on dyGB 91.7 FM, was on board a tricycle when he was attacked in Barangay Daro around 10 a.m. 

Sestoso sustained gunshot wounds in the breast, arms and legs. A National Union of Journalists of the Philippines statement said the gunmen also shot the tires of a pedicab whose driver had intended to rush Sestoso to Siliman University Medical Center.

"Good Samaritans had to wait for another vehicle to take the wounded radioman to a health facility, where he was expected to undergo emergency surgery," the NUJP said. 

The Dumaguete City Press Freedom Club condemned the incident, saying the attack could be related to the victim's radio commentary. 

Police were checking if the gun attack was captured on surveillance cameras. 

Sestoso is a former Dumaguete City chapter chairman of the NUJP.