Third broadcaster shot dead in Philippines in two weeks
MANILA (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead a broadcaster in the Philippines on Wednesday, police said, the third such fatal attack in two weeks in one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists.
Motorcycle-riding gunmen attacked Rogelio Butalib, 44 in the southern city of Tagum on Mindanao island, said regional police spokesman Chief Inspector Jed Clamor.
"We are looking at the possibility that he was killed because of his profession," Clamor told reporters.
Butalib was a commentator for the local Radyo Natin station and may have made enemies because of his programme that tackled various local issues, including corruption, Clamor said.