By Raymund Villanueva
MANILA, Philippines — A radio station was burned down in Mawab, Davao de Oro last Wednesday night, December 11, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) reported.
In an alert, the NUJP said two unidentified men arrived in a motorcycle at 99.9 RP-FM’s transmitter site at around six o’clock in the evening and torched its building while the on-duty staff was in the kitchen.
“The suspects entered the transmitter room and burned equipment like the radio transmitter, Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR), and electric wiring, causing estimated damage of P1 Million,” the NUJP said.
The group said the incident was confirmed by Pat Lucero, former 99.9 RP-FM manager, by phone.
Lucero further told the NUJP the incident could be connected to an attempt on his life on October 11.
Lucero is now in sanctuary for his safety.
He used to host a daily program and was station manager of 99.9 RP-FM.
Authorities are investigating the incident, the NUJP said. (reposted by davaotoday.com)