OFFICIAL STATEMENT of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo on the shooting of Radio Broadcaster Edmund Sestoso:

“Today is a sad day for advocates of press freedom. I condemn the cowardly act of shooting a defenseless individual and an active media practitioner at that. I hope and pray that Edmund Sestoso will survive the assassination attempt and tell all in order to expedite the resolution of this case. I have called upon authorities to go an extra mile and those who may have witnessed the incident to have the courage to speak up so that the perpetrators shall be identified, tried and meted the appropriate penalty.”