On January 12, 2021, Jaynard Angeles, who was also running for town councilor in Lambayong town in Sultan Kudarat, was shot dead by two gunmen at a car wash establishment in Tacurong City, according to reports by multiple media. According to the initial report, Angeles was shot in the head and the murderers fled the scene in an unknown direction. The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) announced on February 12 that a murder complaint had been filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against two suspects in connection with the crime, and PTFoMS stated that the murder was most likely connected to Angeles’ work as a journalist.

Angeles was a radio commentator for Radyo ni Juan Tacurorong. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines wrote in a statement that Angeles was a “hard-hitting commentator” who had been a broadcaster for more than 10 years.