[Philippines] Statement: NUJP condemns killing of two journalists in Mindanao

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemns the murder of two journalists in as many days in Zamboanga del Sur and Sultan Kudarat provinces. The NUJP calls for an immediate investigation on the separate killings of Rudy Alicaway and Leo Diaz and demand the identification, arrest and prosecution of those involved.

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Local newspaper publisher murdered following column on drug trade

The publisher of a local newspaper (Larry Que) in Catanduanes died early Tuesday (20 December 2016) after he was shot in Virac the day before by a motorcycle-riding gunman right after the publication carried a column he wrote criticizing the perceived negligence that allowed a recently discovered shabu (methamphetamine) lab to be set up in the province.

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