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CPJ.org: Another radio journalist killed in the Philippines

New York, June 16, 2010Philippine radio commentator Joselito Agustin was fatally shot by two motorcycle riding assailants while heading home from work late Tuesday evening near Baccara town in the northern Philippines, according to local and international news reports. The murder occurred just one day after the murder of radio journalist Desidario Camangyan in southern Mindanao.

Agustin died from four gunshot wounds on early Wednesday morning at a local hospital, the news reports said. Agustin, 37, a broadcaster with the DZJC Aksyon Radyo-Laoag station, was known for his scathing on-air commentaries against official corruption and other illegal activities, according to news reports. His nephew, who was riding pillion on Agustin’s motorcycle when he was shot, survived a gunshot wound to his leg, according to the reports.

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Yahoo News: NUJP wants Noynoy to act promptly on killings

President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who will assume the presidency on June 30, should “hit the ground running” when it comes to solving the spate of media killings in the country, a media watchdog said on Wednesday.

“Nothing makes a stronger case for our contention that there can be no honeymoon on justice for President-elect Noynoy Aquino. [He] has to hit the ground running not just on media killings but on extrajudicial murders in general,” the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said in a statement.

“Unless it becomes clear that justice can be expected under his watch, we can kiss all his promises goodbye,” the group added.

NUJP issued the statement following the killing of broadcasters Desidario Camangyan and Joselito Agustin in Davao Oriental and Ilocos Norte, respectively.

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