Pangasinan media man hurt in gun attack

VILLASIS, Pangasinan — A radio commentator and a columnist of a local newspaper in Pangasinan was wounded when unidentified suspects shot him several times while on board a motorized tricycle at 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday along the Villasis-Asingan road on Poblacion 1 here.

The victim, was identified as Virgilio Maganes, 59, single, media man/commentator of radio station DWPR in Dagupan City and a resident of Barangay San Blas here.

He is writing a weekly column in the newspaper Northern Watch based in Pangasinan

A report said Maganes is now in stable condition at Dr. Chan’s Medical Clinic in Barangay Carmen, Rosales where he was treated of his wound when a bullet grazed the right side of his body.

The suspect fled heading to the west direction after the incident.

Investigation showed Maganes was on his way to work on board a tricycle when he was shot several times by suspects on board a motorcycle.

Investigation of the incident is still going on.