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Photo Credit: Courtesy Celda Alaba

FERNANDO  SOLIJON

*This journalist is a candidate for addition to the memorial.

News Organization: DXLS LOVE RADIO

Died: 2013

Location: PHILIPPINES

The day he died, radio commentator Fernando Solijon received an on-air death threat from a caller warning, “Your coffin’s already made.” That night, as he returned to his car after dinner with a friend, he was shot multiple times by masked gunmen who fled on a motorcycle. Known as a courageous commentator, Solijon, 48, often criticized local politicians, linking some to the illegal drug trade. A local police officer was arrested in connection with his death. Deadly attacks against journalists are common in the Philippines, where warring factions battle for power, and murders of journalists often remain unsolved.