The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on the government to solve the killing of a radio news anchor who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kidapawan last Wednesday.
Eduardo “Ed” Dizon of 97.5 Brigada News FM was driving home after hosting his "Tira Brigada” program when 2 men on a motorcycle opened fire at him along Quezon Boulevard near the Colegio de Kidapawan about 10:35 p.m.
“CHR strongly urges the government to act on this case and bring the perpetrators to account, and to ensure that steps will be taken to ensure the further safety of our country’s journalists and media professionals,” CHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann De Guia said in a statement.
The CHR also said its office in Soccsksargen has already dispatched a team to coordinate with authorities and investigate the incident.
“A media that can operate without fear of violence and suppression is a sign of a healthy, functioning democracy. The continuous rise of media killings and harassment is alarming and needs to be addressed before more lives are lost,” De Guia said.