VP Binay alarmed by media killings, urges PNP to act on cases

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay Monday expressed concern over the unabated media killings and pressed for the Philippine National Police to act on the cases.

“The growing number of work-related murders of journalists and other media practitioners is alarming. I call on the PNP to put a stop to this spate of crimes,” Binay said.

“Media serve to promote and protect freedom of speech and expression, both of which are crucial in a democratic country like ours. We, in turn, must ensure that they are safe from any harm while doing their duties,” he added.

Two broadcasters have been shot dead last week, bringing to 10 the number of media members killed under the Aquino administration.

Michael Milo of DXFM in Tandag, Surigao del Sur and Joas Dignos of DXGT in Maramag, Bukidnon were both felled by assassins on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Both broadcasters reportedly received death threats.#