CPJ PROTESTS JOURNALIST'S MURDER IN THE PHILIPPINES
May 20, 2003 12:00 PM ET
New York, May 20, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today sent a letter of inquiry to Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo requesting that authorities investigate the murder of radio announcer Apolinario "Polly" Pobeda and attacks on several other journalists.
Pobeda was shot by unidentified assailants on Saturday, May 17 as he rode his motorcycle to work in Lucena City, Quezon Province. CPJ believes that Pobeda may have been targeted for his journalistic work. On his radio program "Who Are They?" (Nosi Balasi) on DWTI-AM, Pobeda criticized corrupt local officials.
Three other journalists have also been attacked during the last two months in the Philippines. According to CPJ records, 39 journalists have been killed for their work there since democracy was restored in 1986. No one has been convicted for any of these murders.
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....