PTFoMS seeks Kidapawan media’s help to hasten radioman slay probe

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Undersecretary Joel Egco, Presidential Task Force on Media Security Executive Director, has solicited the help of the media community here on efforts to hasten investigation into the July 10 murder of local Brigada News FM broadcaster Eduardo “Ed” Dizon.

“We need the support of Kidapawan City media community to hasten the investigation and subsequent prosecution of the real culprits,” said Egco who was here on Saturday to visit the crime scene and the wake of Dizon.

At the wake, Egco spoke to the radioman’s wife, Madonna, who believes that the death of her husband was work-related.

Unidentified gunmen onboard motorbikes ambushed the 58-year-old Dizon while on his way home from the Brigada station here around 10:30 p.m. He sustained five bullet wounds in the body.

Egco said the city police office is pursuing a “promising lead” on Dizon’s case. While here, he received updates and briefing from the Special Investigation Task Group Dizon on the progress of the investigation.

Egco learned that the police already had “persons of interest” who could have masterminded the murder of the broadcaster.

He declined to comment further as the case build-up is in progress. “We are giving our police enough time to finish the investigation,” he told reporters here.

Lt. Col. Maria Joyce Birrey, city police director, said they have in their possession three closed-circuit television footages that captured the shooting of Dizon, who was driving his white Mitsubishi Mirage sedan at the time of the incident.

Birrey added that a police blotter that Dizon filed with the city police prior to his death could help in the investigation and fast resolution of the case. (PNA)

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