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Another Philippine journalist murdered: police

Published on Jun 9, 2014 7:22 PM

MANILA (AFP) - A radio broadcaster was shot dead in the Philippines Monday, police said, the third journalist in just over a month to be murdered in one of the most dangerous countries for media workers.

A gunman riding a motorcycle shot Nilo Baculo, 67, from close range outside his home in the small, central city of Calapan, local police chief Superintendent Glicerio Cansilao said.

"We are investigating whether it had something to do with his work, although at the moment we could not say categorically," Mr Cansilao told AFP.

He said Mr Baculo used to work as a commentator and newsreader for the DWIM radio until it shut down last year.

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