Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Leo Mila
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Leo Mila, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496765.html [accessed 19 December 2014]|
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December 2, 2008, in San Roque, Philippines
Radio commentator Mila was shot outside Radyo Natin studios in the town of San Roque, Northern Samar province, according to local press freedom groups and international news reports. Employees alerted police after hearing gunfire and finding Mila's abandoned motorcycle still running outside, according to the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. The journalist's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, the center said in a statement.
Mila had told police he had received recent death threats, according to the center. Local news reports said his hard-hitting shows tackled sensitive political issues. He had recently reported on irregular funding issues affecting a local high school, according to The Associated Press.