The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls for a quick resolution into the shooting of Rizalino ‘Inday Rufing’ Torralba, a popular disc jockey for Kiss FM who was killed in Tagbilaran City on Saturday night.


According to initial reports, Andrew Fontreras, said to be Inday Rufing’s personal driver and who is a suspect in the shooting, has surrendered to local police and is already in custody.


We call for the investigation to clarify Fontreras’ claim that Inday Rufing was shot accidentally after grabbing his gun, which was on the bed in a room at the Tagbilaran Backpacker’s Inn.


Although it is unclear if her death was related to her work, NUJP hopes for justice in the case. The loss of one media worker is a loss to the community, especially at a time when accurate and timely information is most needed.


Torralba is the 20th journalist killed under the Duterte administration.


The Philippines remains a dangerous place for journalists. The Duterte administration has not taken measures to protect journalists and Duterte himself has emboldened attacks against the Philippine media by his public pronouncements portraying members of the media as enemies of the state.



National Directorate