MANILA, Aug. 4 — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on law enforcement authorities to find and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law the perpetrators behind the killing of Michael D. Marasigan, his communications consultant who was killed by two gunmen riding in tandem in San Juan City Thursday night.
Marasigan’s brother, Christopher, who was with him inside the vehicle when the gunmen fired at them, also died in the incident.
“I am both saddened and shocked,” Dominguez said. “My deepest condolences go to the family of Mike and that of his brother, Christopher.”
“I have known Mike for over 30 years. I and his peers held him in very high regard for his skills and thorough professionalism,” he added.
The DOF chief said Marasigan, who always had a kind word to everyone he meets,” was a highly respected journalist and public relations man.”
“As my communications consultant, he was always prompt, thorough and very good at what he did, which was to assist the DOF in relaying its key messages and programs to the public,” he said.
Marasigan was formerly editor of Business Day and pioneered one of the country’s first digitized newspapers — BusinessWorld Online, becoming its first online chief editor. He was also an independent producer for the Living Asia channel and the creator of ourphilippines.tv.