Hard-hitting radio commentator slain in Samar

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 03 2008 09:22 AM | Updated as of Dec 03 2008 05:22 PM

A broadcast journalist was gunned down in front of a radio station in San Roque town in Northern Samar province, police said Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Abner Cabalquinto, Eastern Visayas regional police director, identified the slain journalist as Leo Mina of Radyo Natin.

Cabalquinto said Mina was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in front of the Radyo Natin station in Barangay Poblacion.

The police official said Mina could have been killed for being a hard-hitting radio commentator.

He said the broadcast journalist has been hitting the New People's Army’s extortion activities in Samar in his radio program. With Noel Alamar, dzMM