Another Filipino radio man slain

alerts-button-1.jpgThe Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility is reporting that a broadcaster known for hard-hitting commentary was gunned down by unidentified men at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 18, Manila time) in Digos City, Davao del Sur, around 680 kilometers south of Manila. Armando ‘Rachman’ Pace, 51, an independent ‘block timer’ for radio station dxDS, was waylaid by two men on a motorcycle along a local highway, two kilometers from the said radio station.
CMFR reports: Pace had just left the station after his daily one-hour block time program Ukadyang (12:30-1:30 pm) and was on his way to downtown Digos City when the men pulled beside the victim’s own motorcycle. One of the men shot Pace several times using a .45 caliber pistol.
Pace was rushed to the nearest hospital, but succumbed minutes later to wounds he sustained in the neck and chest.
Ramon Sibya, dxDS station manager, said Pace started working for the said radio station only eight months ago.
Before working for dxDS, Pace was known as a hard-hitting commentator for several other local radio stations. The slain radio host, however, was said to have toned down his remarks since joining dxDS. In fact, his new program tackled developmental issues, such as certain government projects, Sibya added.
The police immediately formed a task force to look into the latest case of slain journalist, the fourth work-related casualty this year (seven overall, including the non-work related cases).


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