7 MARCH 2024, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) stands in solidarity with the efforts of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) to track down the three suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Juan Jumalon in Calamba, Misamis Occidental.

PPA have agreed to distribute and post 30,000 flyers at all ports nationwide under the agency's jurisdiction, especially in the Mindanao region. The objective is to widely disseminate to the public the computer-generated sketches of the suspects in the said crime.

The suspects, known as aliases 'Ricky,' 'Inteng,' and 'Boboy,' have been identified by PTFoMS and the Philippine National Police. The agency, aiming to protect the security of media workers, will release the identities of the three individuals once warrants or arrests are issued against them.

On November 5, 2023, Jumalon, also known as DJ Johnny Walker, was fatally shot inside his home studio in Purok 2, Barangay Don Bernardo A. Neri, while livestreaming his morning program.

Security camera footage revealed that alias Ricky directly entered Jumalon's studio and fired at him using a .45 caliber pistol, resulting in the journalist's immediate death.

PPA is committed to providing balanced information to the public. Apart from the latest developments in the maritime industry, PPA General Manager Jay Santiago aims for travelers to stay updated with news both within and outside the ports.

The collaboration between the PPA Port Police Department and other government agencies such as the PNP continues through joint operations aimed at apprehending individuals with warrants of arrest or those pursued by authorities for various cases.

In January 2024, the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, along with PPA personnel, apprehended two passengers of a ship that docked at the Port of Dapitan due to warrants of arrest issued against them for a murder case. Additionally, the Port Police at the Port of Pio Duran apprehended a suspect for a rape case in February.