Philippines

Jose Bernardo

31 October 2015

The radio broadcaster for local station dwIZ and columnist for the tabloid newspaper Bandera Pilipino was gunned down outside a restaurant in Quezon City. Bernardo was shot twice in the head and died at the scene. As well as being a broadcaster and columnist, Bernardo was the public information officer of the Northern Police District Tri-Media Organization (NPD-TMO), a group of media workers covering the northern Metro Manila police beat. According to witnesses, the assailant appeared to be waiting for Bernardo when he pulled out a handgun and shot him. The gunman boarded a waiting motorcycle and fled.