Another Filipino Radio Reporter Shot Dead

A reporter with a Catholic radio station in the Philippines has been shot dead in his home, south of Manila, becoming the fourth journalist to be killed in two weeks in the country.

Fernando Consignado, aged 50, worked as a provincial correspondent for Radio Veritas. He is the sixth journalist to be killed this year in the Philippines.

On Sunday, radio reporter, Jonathan Abayon, was shot in the head by an ex-soldier in the southern city of General Santos.

Police are investigating all the cases.

The Philippines is considered to be among the most dangerous places in the world for media, according to the New York based Committee to Protect Journalists.

The spate of unsolved murders has forced the national police to ease restrictions on issuing permits to carry firearms to journalists, triggering intense debate in a country where a proliferation of unlicensed guns is blamed for a rise in crime.