Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete

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Dumaguete City (CNN Philippines, November 7) — A radio broadcaster was shot dead Thursday morning in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Motorcycle riders shot Dindo Generoso, 67, on Hibbard Avenue as he was on his way to a radio program at DYEM FM BAI Radio.

Police found eight slugs in his car and in the crime scene.

Generoso was anchor of the program "Konsencia sa Provincia." He was a longtime block timer of local politicians. He was also spokesman of Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Ipe Remollo.

Police are determining the motive behind the killing.

The Commission on Human Rights condemned the killing of another media practitioner in the city in more than a year. Radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso was gunned down in May 2018. It said it will conduct its own investigation.

"The increasing number of attacks against members of the press around the country signifies the shrinking democratic space for free speech and expression. Such blatant human rights violations demand for stronger government action to ensure the protection, safety, and freedom of media workers," CHR spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia said in a statement.