CPJ investigating murder of radio announcer Another journalist injured in a separate attack
April 29, 2003 12:00 PM ET
New York, April 29, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is investigating a news report that radio journalist John Villanueva was shot dead after being ambushed yesterday while riding his motorcycle. Villanueva was an announcer for the station DZGB in Legaspi City, south of the capital, Manila, according to the Agence France-Presse. The motive for the killing is unknown.
In an unrelated incident, radio announcer Jun Pala was attacked in the southern city of Davao earlier today, according to press reports. At 9:30 a.m., five men opened fire on Pala’s taxi, wounding him in the buttocks. He was immediately rushed to a hospital. CPJ is investigating whether the attack was related to his journalism.
Ex-police official admits role in Filipino radio journalist's murder
February 21, 2017 10:34 AM ET
Bangkok, February 21, 2017--Former Philippine policeman Arturo Lascanas in a news conference yesterday acknowledged his role in the September 2003 assassination of radio journalist Juan "Jun" Pala, a crime he claimed was ordered and paid for by then Davao City mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte....