Second Philippines broadcaster in Mindanao murdered in a week
BUTUAN, PHILIPPINES (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead a radio broadcaster in the southern Philippines in the second such murder in a week, police said on Sunday.
The killing of Mr Michael Diaz Milo, host of a daily radio show and a programme director of DXFM radio, further worsened the Philippines' standing as one of the most dangerous places for journalists. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ranks the Philippines as the third-worst in its "impunity index" of countries that fail to fight violence against the press.
Mr Milo, 34, was riding his motorcycle in the coastal city of Tandag late on Friday when men following him, also on a motorbike, shot him in the head, a police report said.
Police did not immediately give a motive for the killing, but the radio station's operations chief King De La Rosa said Mr Milo previously told him he had received death threats, although he did not say who sent them.