Broadcaster gunned down in Albay

Joey Llana, a blocktimer of radio station dwZR in Legazpi City, Albay was killed by unidentified gunmen as he was leaving his home in Brgy. Penafrancia, Daraga town at around 4:45 am Friday, July 20, 2018.

Llana, 38, was on his way to host his program, Metrobanat, which aired from 5:30 to 7 a.m.

Local radio reports said Llana was shot 14 times with .45 caliber and 9mm pistols.

Authorities have yet to determine the motive for Llana’s murder although a sibling of the victim said he had received death threats days before the killing.

If proven to be related to his work, his death would be the 12th media killing under President Rodrigo Duterte, the third in Bicol and the 185th since 1986.

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security meanwhile condemned the latest attack against journalists in the country.

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