gunman on a motorcycle shot
Cauzo, who was also on a motorcycle, at around 8.30 a.m. in the northern
Philippine city of Cabanatuan, according to local and international news
reports. The journalist died at a nearby hospital, the reports said.
was a host and commentator for local radio station DWJJ. He was also the executive
vice-president of the Nueva Ecija Press Club, and was known for
criticizing local politicians, news reports said. A colleague said that he had
received unspecified death threats before he was killed, according to local
newspaper The Philippine Star.
days after his death, police announced that the reward had doubled for
information leading to the arrest of his killers. News accounts also reported
that police had said they had not made any arrests and were not able to
determine if the murder was work-related. Cauzo’s wife told local journalists
that politics could have been a motive in his murder.
other members of the Nueva Ecija Press Club were killed in unclear
circumstances in 2006 and 2007. No arrests have been made in those cases.