Radioman shot in Quezon Province

A broadcaster was shot in Quezon province late Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2009, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines chapter in the province said.

According to Delfin Mallari of the NUJP-Quezon, Pablo Casañada, a commentator of dzLT-AM in Sariaya town who uses the name Bill Tesalona in his broadcasts, was shot by a lone gunman while he was drinking with friends in his house at around 5:45 p.m.

Quoting Sariaya police chief, Superintendent Danilo Morzo, Mallari said Tesalona suffered “minor wounds” in the face and chest from a single shotgun blast fired by suspect Arturo Remo, who was rushed and mauled by the broadcaster’s drinking buddies.

Remo was brought to a local hospital while Tesalona has been admitted to the Quezon Medical Center in Lucena. The broadcaster said he did not know Remo or why the suspect wanted to kill him.

Morzo said initial police investigation indicated the attack was “not work related.”

IFJ-NUJP Media Safety Office

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