Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Herson Hinolan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2005|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Herson Hinolan, January 2005, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495b422.html [accessed 16 September 2014]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
November 13, 2004, in Kalibo, Philippines
Hinolan, station manager and commentator from Bombo Radiyo in Kalibo in the central Aklan Province, was shot in the abdomen and arms in the restroom of a local store, police told local reporters.
According to a report in The Straits Times, local police said the murder was likely in reprisal for Hinolan exposés "on illegal gambling, police brutality and corruption by local government executives."
Hinolan was known as a "hard-hitting commentator," local Chief Superintendent George Alino told Agence France-Presse. In a statement, Bombo Radyo managers accused "assassins" of "killing the messenger who is tasked to serve the public by way of exposing the truth." The station offered a reward for any information leading to the identification or capture of those responsible for Hinolan's murder.
|Beats Covered:||Corruption, Crime|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Criminal Group|