Broadcaster shot dead in Calapan City; PNP orders in-depth probe

Police Gen. Benjamin Acorda, Jr., chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), ordered on Wednesday, May 31, a thorough investigation into the killing of a broadcaster for a local radio station in Oriental Mindoro.

Part of Acorda’s order is the creation of a Special Investigation Task Group that will handle investigation into the gun attack that killed 50-year old broadcaster Cresenciano Aldovino Bunduquin.

Bunduquin, who was connected with the dwXR 101.7 Kalahi FM MUX Online Radio,  was shot dead by two armed men at around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday along C5 Road in Barangay Sta. Isabel in Calapan City.

“The PNP will establish a Special Investigation Task Group to handle the investigation. This will pave way for a deeper probe to expedite the gathering of pieces of evidence and testimonies,” said Acorda.

“We are maximizing our efforts to get more pieces of evidence and testimonies in order to shed light on this incident and facilitate the immediate arrest of the perpetrators,” he added.

PNP chief information officer Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said they are now coordinating with the family of the victim to obtain vital information that could lead to the determination of motive and the identification of those responsible.

“While his work as a media representative involves discussion of critical issues, we cannot fully conclude as of this time that the motive is work-related, but we are exploring all possible angles as of this time,” said Maranan.

“We assure our media colleagues that the PNP prioritizes the security of those working in the media industry. The PNP Media Vanguards will directly oversee the course of investigation of this incident,” he added.