CEGP condemns assassination of MisOcc radio broadcaster
CEGP condemns assassination of MisOcc radio broadcaster
CEGP condemns assassination of MisOcc radio broadcaster
by Daylight Abas06 November 2023
Photo courtesy: Faith Argosino / Twitter

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) condemned the death of Misamis Occidental radio broadcaster Juan Jumalon, also known as DJ Johnny Walker, who was shot dead inside his residence on Sunday morning, November 5.

Joining other media organizations and progressive groups, the CEGP issued a statement condemning the brutal assassination of Jumalon, crying for an end to impunity in attacking journalists.

According to the CEGP, the death of Jumalon should bind everyone together for the battle cry that wants to end the impunity hounding the journalism profession for the longest time.

It added that the journalism community should reaffirm the principle being upheld, consisting of truth, courage, and unequivocal service to the masses.

Moreover, the CEGP stated that the attack has proved that journalists in the Philippines continue to remain dangerous, and the attacks are piling up day by day.

The group urged the public to stand with them in calling for justice for Jumalon and other journalists who were killed in service.

The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) has already recorded Jumalon as the 199th journalist who has been killed since 1986.

He is also the fourth journalist to be killed under the Marcos administration.

Jumalon was killed while greeting his radio listeners through Facebook Live when the suspect showed up and shot him.

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