A Surigao Del Sur radio commentator received death threats after criticizing staff of Carrascal Primary Health Care Facility on air.

Leonardo Hijara, a.k.a Nardz Lagapak , anchor of Mata sa Katilingban radio program of Sure FM in Carrascal, received a series of text messages beginning 10:49 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020.

The first message, from the mobile number 09973668693, said: “jawa kaw na tao kaw Nardz taghanap mo gajod kamatajon mo dili kaw kaabot nan Tandag kuman na jawa kaw”

(You’re a demon Nardz, you are looking for your death, you will never reach Tandag now, you demon.)

After a few minutes, another message, this time from the number 09094925652, said: “Uno saya nan taga -ospital na tag tudahan mo man jawa kaw. Taghanap mo gajud kamatayon mo kuman jawa kaw”.

(What’s the fault of the staff of the hospital that you loudly criticized, you demon. You are really looking for your death now, you demon.)

The last message said: “ Lubngan ko nan bala jaon uyo mo”.

(I will bury a bullet on your head)

The threats have been reported to the Carrascal police.

Judith Suarez
Chairperson, NUJP-Surigao del Sur