Philippine broadcaster killed in N Philippines

13:05, June 13, 2011      

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A Filipino broadcaster was killed at Monday dawn in Northern Philippines' Camarines Sur province while he went to his office, police said.

Romeo Olea, reporter of radio station DWEB in the township of Nabua, was heading to his office on board a motorcycle when he was ambushed at around 5:30 a.m. by armed men along the highway, said provincial police commander Senior Superintendent Victor Deona.

Olea sustained two gunshot wounds and was proclaimed by doctors dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Police are investigating if the attack has something to do with the victim's job.

The International Press Institute said a total of 64 journalists have been killed in the Philippines in the last five years, including 32 murdered during the Maguindanao massacre of 2009.

Source: Xinhua
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