Murder charges filed vs. suspects in Kidapawan broadcaster slay

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 1) — Authorities have charged the suspects in the killing of veteran radio commentator Eduardo "Ed" Dizon in Kidapawan City, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFMS) said on Thursday.

The suspects were not named.

In less than a couple of weeks following the incident, the City Prosecutor's Office of Kidapawan City filed murder charges against the suspects, whose names, according to the Presidential Task Force, “remain undisclosed in order not to compromise any further action on the case”.

The inter-agency body tasked to protect members of the press also declared that Dizon's murder was related to his work as a media man. He is the 13th journalist killed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the 186th since 1986.

Dizon, a radio anchor of Brigada News FM, was on his way home from his nightly show on July 10 when he was shot dead inside his car by the gunmen on board a motorcycle. He sustained five gunshot wounds on his body, which led to his death.