Radio announcer shot dead in the Philippines | radioinfo

Radio announcer shot dead in the Philippines

Radio broadcaster Joey Llana (pictured) was shot and killed while driving his car to Legazpi for his radio program on 92.3 FM Home Radio Legazpi when he was ambushed.
Police said Llana, 43, was shot 14 times with a .45-caliber gun and a 9mm pistol by unidentified gunmen.
The journalist sustained several gunshot wounds in the head and in the body. First responders to the scene declared Joey dead at about 6:05 am.
Superintendent Benito Dipad, Daraga chief of police, said the victim had received death threats but the latter dismissed them.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) had deemed the Philippines as the deadliest country for journalists in Asia, with 4 Filipino journalists killed for their work in 2017.
The Philippines was also included in the top 5 dangerous countries for journalists – together with Mexico, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.


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