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On August 1, a journalist was shot and killed in General Santos City in the Philippines. According to the police, an unidentified gunman entered the home of photojournalist Mario Sy at around 8:30 p.m. and shot him twice.

Sy was a photographer for the Sapol News Bulletin. Sources close to Sy have speculated that his work likely provided the motive for his murder. He had recently published a photo report on a drug-related killing that occurredjournalist killed1 sometime in January or February of this year in his community.

Sy’s teenage daughter was present at the time and witnessed the murder. She reportedly managed to escape out a window and flee on foot.

Sy is the 16th journalist murdered since the Benigno Aquino III administration came to power in 2010, and the third to be murdered in the Philippines in less than a week. On July 30, gunmen on a motorcycle shot newspaper columnists Richard Kho and Bonifacio Loreto in the Quezon City section of Manila. Earlier this year, radio journalist Mario Vendiola Bayliss was killed by unidentified gunmen in the town of Kabasalan in the southern province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

At least 73 Philippine journalists have been killed in direct connection to their work since 1992, making the Philippines the second deadliest country in the world for the press, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least 55 journalist murders that happened in the Philippines in the past decade have been unresolved.



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On August 1, a journalist was shot and killed in General Santos City in the Philippines. According to the police, an unidentified gunman entered the home of photojournalist Mario Sy at around 8:30 p.m. and shot him twice. Sy was a photographer for the Sapol News Bulletin. Sources close to Sy have speculated that his work likely provided the motive for his murder. He had recently published a photo report on a drug-related killing that occurred sometime in January or February of this year in his community. Sy’s teenage daughter was present at the time and witnessed the murder. She reportedly...

On August 1, a journalist was shot and killed in General Santos City in the Philippines. According to the police, an unidentified gunman entered the home of photojournalist Mario Sy at around 8:30 p.m. and shot him twice.

Sy was a photographer for the Sapol News Bulletin. Sources close to Sy have speculated that his work likely provided the motive for his murder. He had recently published a photo report on a drug-related killing that occurredjournalist killed1 sometime in January or February of this year in his community.

Sy’s teenage daughter was present at the time and witnessed the murder. She reportedly managed to escape out a window and flee on foot.

Sy is the 16th journalist murdered since the Benigno Aquino III administration came to power in 2010, and the third to be murdered in the Philippines in less than a week. On July 30, gunmen on a motorcycle shot newspaper columnists Richard Kho and Bonifacio Loreto in the Quezon City section of Manila. Earlier this year, radio journalist Mario Vendiola Bayliss was killed by unidentified gunmen in the town of Kabasalan in the southern province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

At least 73 Philippine journalists have been killed in direct connection to their work since 1992, making the Philippines the second deadliest country in the world for the press, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least 55 journalist murders that happened in the Philippines in the past decade have been unresolved.



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