Murder of radio anchor caps turbulent day in Philippine media

The Philippines is one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists, with at least 186 people working in the media killed since the country's return to democracy in 1986 [File: Bullit Marquez/AP]

Cornelio Pepino was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday while on a motorcycle with his wife.

A Philippine radio broadcaster from the central island of Negros has been shot dead, becoming the third media worker slain in Dumaguete City since 2018 and the 16th nationwide since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office in June 2016.

Cornelio Pepino was riding home from work on his motorcycle with his wife late on Tuesday when he was shot and killed, capping a turbulent 24 hours in the country’s media industry, which also saw the closure of its largest television network.

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