Sunday, June 20, 2010

Filipino journalist killed

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 20, 2010) – An unidentified gunman shot dead a Filipino journalist in an attack in the southern Philippines, police and media reports said.

Police said Nestor Bedolido, who wrote for the newspaper “Kastigador” was shot on Saturday night in Digos City. He was the third journalist killed in recent weeks.

The motive of the attack was unknown and police said it launched an investigation to the murder of Bedolido.

Last week, broadcasters Jovelito Agustin and Desiderio Camangyan were killed in separate attacks. Agustin was fatally shot in Laoag City in northern Philippines while Camangyan had beekn killed in Davao Oriental province.

More than 100 journalists had been killed in the Philippines since President Gloria Arroyo came into power in 2001. (Mindanao Examiner)

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