Monday, February 06, 2006

Cebu photojourn’s killer gets death

Too bad I wasn't able to post this earlier. Here's an except from a post made by Freedom Watch, the blog of Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

Cebu photojourn’s killer gets death

A Cebu judge ordered the death penalty for the convicted killer of Allan Dizon, a photojournalist who worked for The Freeman and Banat News last January 19.

Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 5 Judge Ireneo Lee Gako Jr. handed down the death sentence to Edgar Belandres, who was found guilty of slaying Dizon on 27 November 2004. I

Belandres’ lawyer Pedro Salva said they will appeal the conviction. Dizon also reportedly worked as a police asset, which could be the reason behind the killing, as the photographer allegedly tipped off the local police about Belandres’ suspected drug dealing.

Belandres’ conviction was the second successful resolution of journalist-killing cases in Cebu. Just last November, Edgar Wapile, killer of Pagadian City journalist Edgar Damalerio, was convicted to life imprisonment.

Here's the complete post of Freedom Watch while above is the picture of Dizon, taken from Sun.Star.

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