February 13, 1996, in Dipolog, PhilippinesReyes, editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Press Freedom, was fatally shot while at his desk in his office in Dipolog, some 400 miles (640 kilometers) south of Manila. He had received death threats in the past for his frequent writings about official corruption and human rights abuses and his criticism of government policies.
Beats Covered: Corruption, Human Rights
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire
Taken Captive: No