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Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Rogelio "Roger" Mariano

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2005
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Rogelio "Roger" Mariano, January 2005, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495bd24.html [accessed 17 September 2014]
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Radyo Natin-Aksyon Radyo
July 31, 2004, in Laoag City, Philippines

Mariano, a commentator for Radyo Natin-Aksyon Radyo, was fatally shot by unidentified gunmen in Laoag City, the capital of Ilocos Norte Province, according to news reports.

Mariano was riding his motorcycle home after completing a broadcast at DZJC Radyo Natin-Aksyon Radyo when assailants shot him several times in the back and head.

Local journalists believe that Mariano's death was connected to his hard-hitting commentaries. The veteran broadcaster's final program denounced illegal jueteng gambling operations in the city, as well as financial irregularities in the local electric cooperative.

Medium:Radio
Job:Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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