December 20, 2006, in Batac, Philippines
Batac Police Chief Bienvenido Rayco told local reporters that the killing might be work-related. "He had been receiving death threats," Rayco said, without giving further details. He also noted that Acosta had been a witness in a court case and could have been targeted in revenge. Another DZJC commentator, Roger Mariano, was killed in 2004.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.