Philippines

Jesus ‘Jessie’ Tabanao

14 September 2013

The radio presenter was shot dead by an unidentified gunman on a motorcycle in the central region of Cebu City. He was shot in the back while he stood by his parked car and media reports quoted a security guard who witnessed the incident as saying that the gunman was wearing a full-faced helmet and fled the crime scene after the shooting.

Police recovered eight empty shells from a handgun at the crime scene, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said. The journalist who worked for dyRC Radyo Calungsod frequently reported on the illegal drug trade on the station's "Police Line Up" and "Drug Watch" programmes.