Human waste thrown at radio station after shooting of broadcaster

CMFR/Philippines – Two days after a reporter of a radio station in Iloilo City was shot and wounded outside his house, four men riding in tandem threw human waste at the building where the radio station is located.

Iloilo City in the Visayas island group is some 600 kilometers south of Manila.

dyOK Aksyon Radyo Iloilo reported on their website that at around 3 a.m., Thursday,  12 December, two motorcycles carrying four men stopped in front of the Carlos Uy building, where the radio station has its offices, and threw plastic bags of human waste at the building. The incident was caught on tape by the station’s security camera but the perpetrators could not be identified because their faces were covered.

Both the incident and the 10 December ambush of Aksyon Radyo reporter Jonavin “Jhey-r” Villalba were linked to the station’s commentaries on illegal drug operations in the city, said Aksyon Radyo’s report.

Police have not yet identified any suspect in either incident.

Station manager John Paul Tia said on the station website that Aksyon Radyo stands by its commentaries and will continue its crusade against illegal drugs.