Cresenciano Bunduquin shot dead: What happened to the Philippines radio broadcaster?

radio host Cresenciano Bunduquin was murdered
Radio host Cresenciano Bunduquin was murdered


The 50-year-old radio host Cresenciano Bunduquin was killed early this Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Let’s see how did the Radio Broadcaster die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Cresenciano Bunduquin die?

Cresenciano Bunduquin, an Oriental Mindoro-based radio broadcaster died after being shot in the city of Calapan, in the western Philippines, according to police sources, in a new case of violence against journalists.

Bundoquin – who was presenting a program on a local station in the Philippine province of Oriental Mindoro, critical of the local authorities in his region – was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle around 04:30.

The journalist suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head and three more to other parts of his body, according to the Calapan National Police.

What happened to Cresenciano Bunduquin?

According to station manager Jester Joaquin, Bunduquin conducted a programme on radio station 101.7 DWXR and Facebook. He was described as “hard-hitting” on local issues.

Bunduquin had spoken out about the province’s recent oil disaster, illegal gambling, and politics. He previously informed me that he was getting threats, but he didn’t go into any detail, Joaquin said AFP.

He told me that he wanted to change his field of work and that’s why he established a chicken farm—he wanted to go quiet”., Jester said.

According to Delorino, authorities were looking into whether Bunduquin had a foe or a conflict with his coworkers. Since President Ferdinand Marcos assumed office last June, three journalists have been killed, including Bunduquin.

One of Bundoquin’s assassins was killed by alleged police shots, while the other gunman managed to escape and remains a fugitive.

This is the third murder of a journalist since Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. became head of state in June 2022. The Asian archipelago is one of the countries in the world where the most journalists are murdered each year.

Who is the suspect?

Bunduquin, a radio broadcaster/commentator and resident of Barangay Canubing II, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro was killed outside his home by unknown person.

The identities of the two suspects who fled after the murder are unknown. A team from the Calapan Police Station arrived on the scene of the tragedy right away, and they are now conducting a comprehensive investigation.

The media professionals in this province of Oriental Mindoro, meantime, voiced their sorrow and outrage over Bunduquin’s death.

The gunmen attempted to flee the scene, but one of them was struck by Bunduquin’s son vehicle and died as a result. Colonel Samuel Delorino reports that the one suspect is currently being sought closely.

Delorino added that the authorities are still looking into any possible enemies or workplace disputes Bunduquin may have had.


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