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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.

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“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.

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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.

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