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Wife of slain scribe appeals

The family of slain journalist Alex Balcoba Sr. has appealed to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to bring his killer to justice.

“Sir, nagmamakaawa po ako sa inyo. Kung kinakailangan ko pong lumuhod, gagawin ko po. Huwag niyo lang pong pabayaan ’yung kaso ng asawa ko. Sana po sa pag-upo niyo po, ito po ang una niyong atupagin para matigil na po ang media killings, kahit hindi man ‘yung krimen sa ating bansa,” Balcoba’s wife Florabel said before her husband was cremated at the La Loma Cemetery in Quezon City yesterday.

Balcoba was shot dead by a lone gunman in front of his watch repair shop on Quezon Blvd., Quiapo, Manila Friday.

The Manila Police District has released a composite sketch of Balcoba’s gunman and has offered a P100,000 cash reward that will be released jointly by the Manila Police District Press Corps to anyone who could give pertinent information about the identity of the suspect. (Jenny F. Manongdo)

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