Go on NPA death threat: You kill President Duterte, you kill peace

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday denounced the death threats against President Rodrigo R. Duterte by the New People’s Army (NPA), saying the communist rebel group should prove its sincerity should it want the peace talks with the government … Continue reading Go on NPA death threat: You kill President Duterte, you kill peace

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Alarm raised vs gun-for-hire groups in Davao City

     Are there gun-for-hire groups operating in Davao City? Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte thinks so and has warned residents against the gunmen he said were behind the series of killings in the city. He said people should be wary about the groups and report immediately to police those who offer them hit jobs for a fee. Gun-for-hire syndicates are usually involved in extortion and liquidation jobs in land disputes, he said in a late night press conference here on Wednesday in Davao City. “This has to stop, otherwise, we will have a very dangerous situation,” he said adding police … Continue reading Alarm raised vs gun-for-hire groups in Davao City

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Retired Army colonel unfazed by threats

Jimlani: I eat death threats for breakfast                 A retired military officer subject of an alleged assassination plot by an anti-communist partylist group is taking the warning in stride but is guarding his flanks for the inevitable.                 Short of saying that he eats death threats for breakfast, retired Col. Yussuf Jimlani said as a military officer threats to his life are not shocking and par for the course with his job.                 But Jimlani is taking precautions as seven members of an alleged Anad Partylist liquidation team bared that the former executive officer of Task Force Davao, the special … Continue reading Retired Army colonel unfazed by threats

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Int’l media watchdog wants probe on threat to Davao journalists

An international federation of working journalists is seeking a probe on alleged death threats against two senior editors the Davao City-based SunStar Davao. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) voiced concern about the threats on Sun.Star Davao editor-in-chief Stella Estremera and news editor Gigie Agtay. “The IFJ is extremely worried about these kinds of threats, especially in an environment that is notorious for targeted violence against journalists and media workers,” Jacqueline Park, director of the International Federation of Journalists Asia-Pacific, said. SunStar Davao Stella Estremera and news editor Gigie Agtay got the death threats in messages sent on August 20 … Continue reading Int’l media watchdog wants probe on threat to Davao journalists

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DAVAO BROADCASTERS GET DEATH THREATS

Military blamed behind scare tactics By ROGER M. BALANZA For reporting on accusations of alleged military abuses, three Davao City broadcasters have landed in the hit list of assassins suspected as military hitmen. Elgin Damasco of Radio Mindanao Network’s DXDC said the threat came in theform of text mesages to his mobile phone, warning of “reward” for him, and two other radiomen of his station. UNDER THREAT. Radio Mindanao Network DXDC radio station manager Dodong Solis is unfazed by threats on his life and two of his broadcasters allegedly from military operatives resenting their commentaries on military atrocities in Davao … Continue reading DAVAO BROADCASTERS GET DEATH THREATS

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