Davao publisher shot dead

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DAVAO CITY (UPDATED, June 7) — The publisher of Trends and Times,  a weekly newspaper based in Davao de Norte was shot dead by gunmen in Panabo City Thursday afternoon, June 7.

Dennis Denora (center)

Davao del Norte Police Chief Alan Manibog identified the victim as Dennis Denora,  publisher of Trends and Times and a resident of Panabo City.

Denora’s driver, Mayonito A. Revira suffered gunshot wounds in his right hand. Denora sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the head.

The suspects, witnesses said flee from the crime scene on foot.

Recovered from the crime scene are three empty shells of a .45 pistol.

As of this posting, police are still gathering information as to the identities of the suspects and the motive behind the killing.

Pamela Gay B. Perales, President of Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club, in a statement said, “the Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club (DNPRC) under my leadership is angered and saddened by the news that at  2 p.m. today, June 7, 2018, our colleague, friend, kuyang and fellow newspaper publisher Dennis Denora was shot to death on broad daylight.”

Perales stated further  “As a newspaper publisher like myself, I am disheartened by the death of one of the well-known columnists in Davao del Norte. Dennis Denora, an officer and member of the Davao Region Multi-Media group (DRMMG) is known for his fearless forecasts both in newspaper and in radio.”

“We at DNPRC, believe it is not justifiable to take one’s life for personal or political reasons. His death awakens the anger and pains of journalists who do their job and yet are being judged by the pistol.  We at DNPRC strongly condemn this act, and by all means help and join-forces in seeking justice for the untimely death of journalist and publisher Dennis Denora,” Perales said.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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