Journalist gunned down

2010-06-20 14:00

Manila - A journalist was shot dead in the southern Philippines, the third to be killed in the country in one week, police said on Sunday.

Nestor Bedolido, a writer for a weekly newspaper, was gunned down on Saturday evening while buying cigarettes at a street corner in Digos City in Davao Del Sur province, 1 050km south of Manila.

Chief Inspector Anthony Padua said Bedolido suffered six gunshot wounds to the body.

"The suspect casually walked away after the shooting and rode a motorcycle driven by another man," he said.

Padua said bystanders rushed Bedolido to a nearby hospital, but he died on arrival.

Police were investigating a motive for the killing, he said.

Colleagues said Bedolido was critical of a prominent politician in Davao Del Sur province and had authored a series of exposes against the official ahead of the May elections.

On Tuesday, Jovelito Agustin, a radio broadcaster known for scathing commentaries against corruption, was shot dead in the northern city of Laoag.

Another radio broadcaster, Desiderio Camangyan, was gunned down on Monday while hosting a singing contest in the southern province of Davao Oriental.

Last year, 38 reporters and media staff members were killed in the Philippines, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

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