Camangyan was shot from behind at close range while hosting an amateur singing contest, according to local and international news reports. He died at the scene from a single shot to the head in front of an audience that included his wife and 6-year-old son, news reports said. Police said the gunman escaped on foot.
Camangyan was an anchor for local radio station Sunrise FM
in the provincial capital,
On June 21, murder charges were filed against two suspects, police officer Dennis Jess Lumikid and Romeo Antoling, a local village official, according to the local Sun Star newspaper. Antoling had invited Camangyan to host the contest, local news reports said. Witnesses, including Camangyan's wife, Ruth Matinong, helped police identify the suspects, according to news reports. Lumikid was indicted in a Mati regional court, but charges against Antoling were dropped after prosecutors failed to show sufficient evidence, according to the Sun Star. The newspaper reported in February 2012 that the case had been reassigned to another court.