December 15, 1996, in Manila, PhilippinesBerbon, senior editor for the radio station DZMM, which is owned by the Philippines' largest broadcast network, ABS-CBN, was fatally shot outside his home in a Manila suburb. His wife was also injured in the attack. Berbon headed a local journalists association and was a prominent anti-crime activist. As of February, a prosecutor had filed charges against four suspects.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.