Radio journalist shot and killed in the Philippines


Philippine authorities must launch a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of radio journalist Cris Bundoquin, determine if he was targeted for his work, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.

In the early hours of Wednesday, May 31, two assailants on a motorcycle shot and killed Bundoquin on the C5 Road in the city of Calapan, in Oriental Mindoro province, according to multiple news reports.

Bundoquin, who hosted the Ayos Mandin radio program on the local broadcaster DWXR 101.7 Kalahi FM and owned the internet broadcaster MUX Online Radio, was opening a store he owned in Calapan when he was attacked. One attacker was killed at the scene and the other escaped and remained at large as of Wednesday evening.

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