Monday, June 13, 2011

Filipino broadcaster killed


MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 13, 2011) – Gunmen shot dead a radio broadcaster in an attack Monday in the Philippine city of Iriga, police and media groups said.

The 49-year old victim, Romeo Olea, was on his way to work when shot by two motorcycle gunmen. Olea, from radio station dzEB, was rushed to hospital but he had been declared dead by doctors.

The motive of the killing was unknown, but police said they recovered slugs from a 9mm automatic pistol believed used in shooting Olea.

Media groups have condemned the killing and urged the police to track down and arrest the assailants.

More than 100 journalists had been killed over the last three decades in the Philippines, once tagged as the most dangerous place for journalists after Iraq. (Mindanao Examiner)

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