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Another Radio Announcer of RMN Killed in Iloilo

Gunmen shot dead the host of a political radio show in the Philippines, police said (AFP/Illustration, ROMEO GACAD)

MANILA — Gunmen shot dead the host of a political radio show in the Philippines, police said on Tuesday, the latest journalist to be killed in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters.

Broadcaster Niel Jimena, 42, was riding his motorcycle in the central island of Negros on Monday when two men on another motorcycle shot him five times, said local police chief Leonardo Cobing.

“He noticed he was being followed, he tried to make a U-turn (to escape) but the two men continued to follow him until… one of them opened fire,” said Cobing.

The killing may be linked to Jimena’s twice-weekly show “Judge” on DYRI-RMN in Iloilo city on Negros where he regularly criticised the city mayor and other local officials, according to Cobing.

However Cobing said police could not rule out other motives. Continue reading Another Radio Announcer of RMN Killed in Iloilo