NUJP condemns killing of Masbate reporter by gov’t soldiers
LEGAZPI CITY—The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in Masbate on Tuesday (Nov. 17) condemned the killing of a radio reporter in what the police said was a clash between soldiers and a group of New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in the town of Milagros.
Ronnie Villamor, a contributor of local tabloid Dos Kantos and reporter for a program on dyME, was killed by government soldiers at the village of Matanglad last Nov. 14.
“He may yet be entered on the list of dead or killed journalists whose families and colleagues would again cry for justice,” the group said in a statement.
NUJP is demanding an investigation.
Earlier, a police report said Villamor was with four other armed men when they clashed with soldiers in Milagros. The report alleged that Villamor drew a handgun and aimed at soldiers, which prompted the government troopers to open fire and kill him on the spot.
Edited by TSB
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