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Joash Digno, Michael Diaz Milos

29 November 2013

The radio journalist, who hosted a programme entitled “Bombardeyo” at DXGT Radyo Abante in Maramag town, was shot dead by four attackers in Valencia City, according to media reports.

The victim was with a group of friends in a watering hole in front the CAP Building along Sayre Highway. When he went to the rest room, one of the assailants followed him and started shooting, one eye witness was quoted as saying.

Dignos was reported to have run towards his car but was met with more bullets from three other assailants on the way out.

He was an outspoken critic of some politicians and government officials. Reports quoted Mars Downy Ben Medina, program director of Radyo Abante, as saying that the journalist had been receiving death threats and had started recording his show to avoid having to go to the station.

On the same day, Michael Diaz Milo, a talk show host for DXFM radio, was killed in the city of Butan .

Source: Minda News