Slain Northern Samar radio broadcaster is the 7th this year

A radio commentator was shot dead Tuesday night in San Roque town, Northern Samar in central Philippines. Local police identified the slain journalist as Leo Luna Mila, 35, of Radyo Natin.

Mila was reportedly on his way to work when shot in front the radio station in Barangay Poblacion around 7 p.m. by still unknown gunmen. He suffered from multiple gunshot wounds, according to PNP Provincial Director, Eusebio Mejos.

Mila was known for his hard-hitting commentaries. He is the seventh journalist killed this year, less than a month after broadcaster Arecio Padrigao, of Radyo Natin in Misamis Oriental was also shot dead by two motorcycle-riding suspects.

Of the seven slain journalists, five are radio broadcasters.
His murder raises to 62 the number of slain journalists under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s watch. #

IFJ-NUJP Media Safety Office

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