A publisher of a community paper in Davao del Norte was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon, June 7.
Dennis Denora, publisher of Trends and Times, was gunned down at around 2 P.M. by unidentified killers near the wet market of Panabo City, NUJP Davao Chapter said.
Denora’s local paper is known to publish political stories. Police authorities are still investigating the incident as of this writing.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF DAVAO DEL NORTE PRESS & RADIO-TV CLUB ON THE KILLING OF NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER DENNIS DENORA
The Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club (DNPRC) under my leadership is angered and saddened by the news that at 2pm today, June 7, 2018, our colleague, friend, kuyang and fellow newspaper Publisher Dennis Denora was shot to death on broad daylight.
This is a tragic reminder of the physical risks journalists take as they work in the field. As a newspaper publisher like myself, I am disheartened by the death of one of the well-known columnists in Davao del Norte.
Dennis Denora, an officer and member of the Davao Region Multi-Media group (DRMMG) is known for his fearless forecasts both in newspaper and in radio did have the highs and lows of the profession.
We at DNPRC, believe it is not justifiable to take one’s life for personal or political reasons. His death awakens the anger and pains of journalists who do their job and yet are being judged by the pistol.
In spite of us belonging to different clubs, we, at DNPRC strongly condemn this act, and by all means help and join-forces in seeking justice for the untimely death of journalist and publisher Dennis Denora.
Pamela Gay B. Perales
President, Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club
(PHOTOS BY OCTAVIO VALLE)
Report on shooting incdnt..At around 1:10 PM of June 7,2018,shooting incid transprd at National Highway fronting Century Bank, Brgy New Pandan,Panabo city.
The victim was identfd as DENNIS WILFREDO DENORA,67yo,married,journalist of Trends & Time Newspaper and a res of p-bearbrand, brgy new pandan,Panabo city, Davao de Norte.
The victim was shot to death by unidentified gunman who fled on foot toward unkwn directn after the incidnt..
The victim was at the frontseat of his HYUNDAI ELANTRA color white with plt no.ADP4822 driven by MAYONITO A REVIRA..The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds on head that resulted to his untimely death while his driver companion sustaind 2 gunshot wounds in his right hand.
Recoverd in the crime scene are 3 fired bullets and 1 fired crtridge case of suspectd cal .45 pistol.The cadaver of the victime now lies at Villa Funeral Parlor,brgy Salvacion , Panabo City while his driver companion is now recuprating at Revira Med center, Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
(PHOTOS BY PANABO PNP)