NUJP ALERT! Butuan radio reporter dies after stabbing
April 20, 2019
A commentator of a radio station in Butuan City died after he was stabbed by a still unknown assailant Saturday morning, April 20, 2019.
The Butuan police said the NUJP said Fancis Patindol of station dxJM was with companions outside the Alba Copy Center on Narra Road, Barangay New Society , when he was stabbed in the left side of his chest around 10 a.m.
The assailant immediately fled.
Patindol was rushed to the MJ Santos Hospital where he died.
The motive for Patindol’s murder remains unknown.
But if proven to be work-related, he would be the 187th journalist killed in the line of duty the country since 1986 and the 13th under President Rodrigo Duterte.
UPDATE: Killing of Butuan radioman not work-related
The NUJP has determined that the killing of Francis Patindol of Butuan City was not work-related.
The count of work-related media killings remains 185 since 1986 and 12 under Duterte.
NUJP Media Safety Office