JULY 8, 2005
Posted: August 9, 2005

Mei Magsino-Lubis, Philippine Daily Inquirer


Lubis, Batangas correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, went into hiding after a caller told her that two prisoners from the provincial jail had been released with orders to kill her. The caller suggested that she leave Batangas, the provincial capital of Batangas in the islands of Luzon. The Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility reported that the caller was a “police source” of Lubis.

The warning followed a series of articles that Lubis has written on local corruption, including allegations that the governor, Armando Sanchez, has been involved in illegal gambling. She has also written reports investigating the May 30 murder of a provincial official who was investigating the governor’s activities.