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Palace orders PNP to immediately solve media slay in Cavite

/ 08:58 AM April 07, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Monday ordered law enforcers to immediately solve the murder of a reporter gunned down in Cavite over the weekend.

“We urge the PNP (Philippine National Police) to exert maximum efforts to bring about the early arrest of the perpetrators of the killing of reporter-broadcaster Rubylita Garcia and bring them to the bar of justice,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said in a text message to media.

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Garcia, 52, was assassinated at her home in Bacoor City in front of her 10-year-old granddaughter.

She was a correspondent of Remate for the last 20 years and was a broadcaster at a local radio station.

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A report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer said that if it is proven that her murder was work-related, Garcia will be the 20th journalist killed in the line of duty under the Aquino administration.

Garcia’s 28-year-old son Tristan said his mother was able to blurt out the name of a ranking police official in Cavite before she died. The official, whose name was withheld by the police due to the ongoing investigation, was said to be at odds with the reporter.

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