Gov’t will continue to seek justice for slain Dgte broadcaster


Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go responds to questions raised by local media during his visit in Dumaguete City on July 8, 2018. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, July 16 (PIA) — The government will continue to seek justice for the late Dumaguete broadcaster Edmund Sestoso who was gunned down while on his way home after his radio program. 

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go assured this to local journalists who asked him updates on the case of the slain radio broadcaster.  

Murag naa man task force ani diba Si Usec. Joel Egco. Naa na pod himuon nga preliminary investigation set on July 21 bahin ani kay murag wa yata nakuntento tong pamilya. Gi-refile yata sa pulis (I think Usec. Joel Egco has created a task force on this. There will also be a preliminary investigation on July 21. I think the family re-filed the case with the police),” Go said.

Usec. Joel Egco is the head of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security.

Pero sige lang padayon lang ta. Pangitaon namo (ug) tagaan ug hustisya. Dili man moundang ang gobyerno ana (We assure that this will push through. We will continue to seek and give justice. The government will not stop on this),”  Go added.

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Radio anchor Edmund Sestoso died on May 1, 2018, a day after he was shot by motorcycle riding gunmen.

He sustained several wounds in his chest and other parts of his body.

On May 3, Go together with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar and Egco came to Dumaguete City to personally pay their respects to the family of the late broadcaster.

Go also extended a financial assistance worth P20,000 to Lourdes Sestoso, the wife of Edmund.

He also vowed to give additional educational assistance to two of Sestoso’s children, Eden Valerie and Ellah Bernadette aged 11 and 13 years old, respectively.

Go had a short interaction with Dumaguete journalists during his second visit in the city on July 8 to attend the Nutrifest 2018 event organized by the City Government of Dumaguete in line with the observance of the National Nutrition Month.

Nutrifest gathered around 1,500 participants coming from different sectors in the city. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

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