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 6 May 2015]|
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.
|Job:||Columnist / Commentator|
|Beats Covered:||Corruption, Crime|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Government Officials|