Radio journalist gunned down, colleague wounded in Tawi-Tawi

first_img Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm about the plight of the media after Vincent Sumalpong, a presenter on state-owned Radyo ng Bayan, was gunned down this morning in Bongao, the capital of the southernmost province of Tawi-Tawi. A colleague, Ruelan Hope Borja, was wounded by the hail of bullets. Sumalpong was the fourth journalist to be killed this year in the Philippines.The police said witnesses identified a suspect, Nur Suang, from photos. Suang, who has not yet been arrested, is also a suspect in the murder of a public relations officer that Sumalpong had investigated. The identity of the possible mastermind is still unknown.”The identification of a suspect should encourage the police and judicial authorities to cooperate closely to ensure that this is an exemplary investigation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The murderer and any instigators must without fail be arrested and brought to trial.”Reporters Without Borders regards the Philippines as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the press after Iraq. At least 53 journalists have been killed there since Gloria Arroyo took over as president in 1991. News News to go further RSF_en Organisation PhilippinesAsia – Pacific PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressacenter_img February 16, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped May 3, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Follow the news on Philippines June 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist gunned down, colleague wounded in Tawi-Tawi News Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two men arrested and charged for burglary in Castleconnell

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Vicky calls for right to die with dignity WhatsApp Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Gardaí have arrested and charged two men in their 20s and 30s following a burglary at a house in Castleconnell, Co Limerick on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.At approximately 10am Gardaí received a report of two males acting suspiciously in Castleconnell and a further report of a burglary that had just occurred at a house in the area. A description of the men was circulated to Gardaí and two men were arrested a short time later.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Both men were detained at Mayorstone Park Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and have since been charged. They are due to appear before Limerick City District Court this morning at 10:30am.Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station today, Crime Prevention Officer Ber Leech said, “the winter phase of Operation Thor will be launching soon and there are a few tips to help keep your home more secure.“Light up your home as best possible, use timer switches if you are heading out. Keep your house and car keys away from windows and doors. Put the alarm on, even when you are at home. Don’t keep large amounts of cash or jewellery at home if possible.“Most importantly, look out for each other. You can’t beat good neighbours. If you notice anything suspicious, call the Gardaí immediately. This is exactly what happened here and as a result, we were able to arrest both suspects.”[email protected] Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Previous articleCapturing the spirit around Lough GurNext articleEarls signs new three year deal with Munster and Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested and charged for burglary in CastleconnellBy Staff Reporter – October 25, 2018 1960 Print Twitter Email TAGSCrimeLimerick CountyNews last_img read more