Online news show host shot dead in Sorsogon

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Photo courtesy: Jobert Polpog Bercasio/Facebook

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) - Jobert Bercasio, an online news show host in Balangibog TV, was shot dead on Monday night by unidentified assailants in Sorsogon City.

Based on an initial police report, Bercasio was onboard a scooter when he was gunned down by suspects riding in tandem at around 7:55 p.m. near XTRM Seabreeze Homes Subdivision at Barangay Cabid-an.

Bercasio, a former radio reporter of local station DZMS, suffered four gunshots in different parts of the body and died from his injuries.

The whereabouts of the suspects have yet to be determined and the local police are now investigating the motive of the killing.

Prior to his death, Bercasio hosted a morning news and commentary program in Balangibog TV which airs through the online news platform's Facebook page.