New York, NY, May 11, 2005-
Last night the editor and publisher of a local community newspaper was shot and killed—the second murder of a journalist in the Philippines in less than one week.
Philip Agustin, editor and publisher of the local weekly Starline Times Recorder
, was killed by a single shot to the back of the head late last night in the village of Paltic, about 70 miles northeast of the capital Manila, according to local news reports. Police said that the gunman shot Agustin, 54, through an open window in the victim's daughter's home, then fled on a motorcycle driven by an accomplice.