Monday, October 17, 2011
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 17, 2011) – Philippine authorities said a Filipino broadcaster was murdered by unidentified gunmen in Mindanao.
Datu Roy Gallego was shot dead on a highway in the town of Lianga in Surigao del Sur province on October 14.
The motive of the attack was not immediately known, but Gallego, also a Manobo tribal leader, was a harsh critic of mining activities in the province, particularly in areas being claimed as ancestral domain by the natives.
No individual or group claimed responsibility in the killing and no witnesses have surfaced to give information into the murder. More than 100 journalists had been killed in the country in the past two decades and many of the cases remain unsolved. (Mindanao Examiner)