STORY OF THE DAY


LAWMAKERS CONDEMN KILLING OF ALBAY RADIO BROADCASTER



Meanwhile, the Palace slammed the killing, citing it as an “another infringement on the rights to life and a free press.”

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said “The Presidential Task Force on Media Security will be relentless in serving justice to the latest victim”.

Lawmakers also condemned the killing.

Senator Sonny Angara said he was outraged at the killing of the media practitioner, stressing that fear and impunity should not rule in the country.

Senator Grace Poe, meanwhile, cited the killing as an “another deplorable act, which has no place in a democratic society”.

The senator also lamented the growing number of media killings in the country, and urged the authorities to swiftly act on the case to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The National Union of Journalist in the Philippines reported, Llana is the 12th journalist who was killed under the Duterte administration, the third in Bicol Region and the 185th in the country since 1986.