Journalists Killed  |  Philippines

Arnulfo Villanueva

Asian Star Express Balita

February 28, 2005, in Naic, Philippines

Villanueva, 43, a columnist for the community newspaper, was found shot on a road in the town of Naic, just south of Manila. A local village official found his body, according to the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR).

Villanueva had criticized local officials in connection with illegal gambling, according to CMFR, but police did not determine a motive.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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