DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Unidentified assailants shot dead a broadcaster of the Mati-based Catholic-run dxHM radio station as he was leaving Tarragona, Davao Oriental Tuesday, reports reaching the Davao Oriental police said.
Nestor Libaton, 47, had just attended a fiesta celebration in Barangay Ompao and was on his way home on a motorcycle along with another broadcaster, who was not identified in the report, when shot dead by two men on another motorbike.
Libaton, the report said, died from gunshot wounds in the face and body while his companion was unharmed.
Juvy Tanio, Mati City information officer and a colleague of Libaton in DXHM, said authorities recovered six empty shells and one live bullet from .45 and .38 cal. pistols from the crime scene.
Tanio said the slain broadcaster was not hard-hitting and was more known for his market reports.