Federico ‘Ding’ Gempesaw

The radio broadcaster was shot and killed in broad daylight in front of his home in Carmen, Cagayan de OroCityin  Mindanaoprovince. Gempesaw was a political commentator and host of the daily block-time program ‘Bitayan Sa Kahanginan’,which aired on the local community radio network, Radyo Natin.

According to the police report, two masked gunmen shot at Gempesaw. One of the perpetrators shot him at close range after Gempesaw stepped down from his taxi, which he owned and drove. Although he was wounded, Gempesaw wrestled with one assailant before a second bullet hit his head. He died at the scene. According to witnesses, the murderers fled on a motorcycle without a license plate.