Albay broadcaster shot dead

Joey Llana

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) – A radio broadcaster was gunned down earlier today (July 20) at Alternate Road, P6, Penafrancia, Daraga town.

The victim, Joey Llana y Manata, 38 years old, was on his way to work at 4:45 am when the suspect shot him using caliber 9 mm and 45 firearms.

He was hit two times on the body and five times on the head.

Llana was a blocktimer at radio station DWZR Zoom Radio. He was known for his hard-hitting commentaries.

Recently, he would announce on air that he had been receiving threats.

He was declared dead at 6:05 a.m. by the Emergency Management Staff, the regional police said.

Investigation is still ongoing as of this writing.

Albay Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster Chair Tito Ordinario this morning condemned the incident. He also reminded broadcasters to be careful.