As seen on the December 2019 issue of The Philippine Sentinel
He used to live in Summer Hill, NSW but years later decided to return to Dumaguete City in the Philippines to become a hard-hitting radio broadcaster. His comments naturally irked local politicians.
Dindo Generoso was shot dead by an unknown gunman on Thursday, November 7, according to news reports. He is the latest journalist singled out in the country. Prior to his return to Dumaguete City, Generoso was a resident of Summer Hill in NSW.
He was driving his car on his way to host a radio programme in the city of Dumaguete in Negros Island when he was shot, killing him on the spot.
Motorcycle riders shot Dindo Generoso, 67, on Hibbard Avenue as he was on his way to a radio program at DYEM FM BAI Radio.
Police found eight slugs in his car and in the crime scene.
Generoso was anchor of the program “Konsencia sa Provincia.” He was a long-time block timer of local politicians. He was also a spokesman of Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Ipe Remollo.
Police are determining the motive behind the killing but many believe it is political in nature.
“The increasing number of attacks against members of the press around the country signifies the shrinking democratic space for free speech and expression. Such blatant human rights violations demand for stronger government action to ensure the protection, safety, and freedom of media workers,” Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia said in a statement.