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Pampanga-based journalist shot dead in Samar

/ 08:14 PM December 08, 2021
Pampanga-based journalist shot dead in Samar

Jesus “Jess” Malabanan/Contributed photo

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Jesus “Jess” Malabanan, a correspondent for Manila Standard, Bandera and Reuters, was shot dead inside their store in Calbayog, Western Samar at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec.8), his wife Mila confirmed.

Malabanan, 58, died instantly from a head shot, she said by phone.

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“We were watching television when a shot rang at close range. I didn’t see the gunman because it was dark,” Mila said.

Malabanan was a defense reporter until the 1990s when he transferred residence in Pampanga.

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The Pampanga Press Club condemned the killing and urged the Philippine National Police to get Malabanan’s killers and put them behind bars.

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