A radio host from the southern Philippine island of Mindanao was shot dead late on Wednesday

A radio host from the southern Philippine island of Mindanao was shot dead late on Wednesday, according to an organisation of journalists, becoming the latest victim in a wave of killings in the country.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines(NUJP) said taday that if Eduardo Dizon’s murder, was found to be tied to his work at an FM radio station in the city of Kidapawan, he would be the 13th journalist killed since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June 2016.

A police report obtained by Al Jazeera stated that Dizon was driving home after hosting an evening news programme when two gunmen riding a motorcycle carried out the attack.

The report said Dizon managed to steer his car to the side of the road as he tried to avoid the attackers, but he was hit five times resulting to instant death.

 

 

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