On Monday night, popular radio commentator Percival Mabasa, better known by his stage name Percy Lapid, was shot and killed in Las Pias City. The news of his death came as a shock to many, as Lapid was a well-known and respected figure in the Philippine broadcasting industry.
Lapid had been working as a broadcaster for DWIZ 882 KHZ AM for many years and was known for his insightful commentary on current affairs. According to available sources Percy was shot by two motorcycle riders and killed in Las Pias City this evening, and his untimely death has sent shockwaves throughout the Philippines.
His older brother, Roy Mabasa, is a former reporter for the Manila Bulletin and past President of the National Press Club.
It is believed that Lapid was targeted due to his work as a commentator, and his death is a tragic loss for the Philippine broadcasting industry.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.