Philippines: Journalist Alex Balcoba Murdered in Manila

HeadlineMay 31, 2016
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In the Philippines, journalist Alex Balcoba was murdered in Manila Monday by two gunmen. Balcoba was a reporter for the People’s Brigada tabloid. The Philippines is one of the world’s deadliest countries for reporters; more than 30 journalists have been killed under President Aquino’s administration. His murder comes one day after the Philippines Congress officially declared Rodrigo Duterte the next president. Duterte has admitted to his role in death squads, joked about the gang rape of an Australian missionary, and pledged to kill tens of thousands of people.

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