FAMOUS RADIO PRESENTER BERNARDO SHOT DEAD
Staff at both stations did not have any immediate comment
on the attack.
“It’s possible the attack was work-related or due to a
personal quarrel,” chief inspector Rodelio Marcelo told DZMM
Bernardo was a reporter and broadcaster for Manila’s DWBL
radio station, as well as a reporter for DWIZ, another station
in the capital, Egco added.
“We expect to collect CCTV footage in the area and for
witnesses to come forward to testify,” he said.
Despite a relatively long history of press freedom, the Asian
nation is among the world’s most dangerous places for
journalists, with powerful figures sometimes resorting to
killing critics, knowing they may not face punishment.
Four journalists were murdered in the country in August and
September, according to media rights monitors.
Since 1992, 77 journalists and two media support workers
have been killed in the Philippines for their work, according
to New York-based watchdog Committee to Protect