THE remains of former Sunstar Superbalita Davao correspondent Orlando Dinoy have been laid in their home on Rosal Street, Bansalan in Davao del Sur after he was gunned down by still unidentified suspects.

Dinoy was gunned down while inside his rented apartment on Mother Ignacia Street, Poblacion Uno in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

His body will be interred on November 6, at 10 a.m. at Bansalan Public Cemetery.

Dinoy was a news correspondent for Sunstar Superbalita Davao for more than a decade before joining Newsline Philippines, a Davao-based news outfit.

According to Newsline Philippines Chief Executive Officer Editha Caduaya, the search for Dinoy's justice continues wherein a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Dinoy was created by the Police Regional Office-Davao Region for the immediate resolution of the case.

“We are still in a state of shock as one of our reporters Orlando 'Dondon' Dinoy was gunned down last Friday inside his rented apartment in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. Philippine National Police Regional Director Brigadier General Filmore Escobal has informed us that Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Dinoy has been created and assured us of a speedy investigation on the case to unmask the culprit who cowardly killed our helpless reporter,” Newsline said in an official statement through Caduaya.

Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra also assures that the Presidential Task Force on Media Security will lead in the investigation of Dinoy's death.

Meanwhile, the new task force expressed its assurance that the Dinoy family will get justice no matter the motive for his killing.

Dinoy's family has not given their statement as of Monday evening. (Jeepy P. Compio)