Journalists Killed  |  Philippines

Romeo Lagaspi

Voice of Zambales

January 11, 1993, in 1993, Philippines

Lagaspi, publisher of Voice of Zambales, was last seen by his family on January 11, 1993. He had been charged with criminal libel for a column he wrote on police corruption and had filed a countersuit, which was still pending when he disappeared. Police showed Lagaspi's family photographs of a charred corpse, which they suggested was that of the journalist.

Medium: Print

Job: Publisher / Owner

Beats Covered: Corruption

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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