Two men shot Roxas in the back as he drove his motorcycle from DYVR in RoxasCity, on the country's central Panay Island, where he worked as a program director and had just concluded his show,
according to news reports. Police said Roxas died at a local hospital
from a gunshot wound to his spine, the reports said.
Macaranas, an operations head at Radio Mindanao Network, which includes
DYVR, told CPJ that Roxas had been threatened in relation to his work.
Roxas covered various political issues in his show, and police told
reporters they are investigating his recent coverage. Agence
France-Presse quoted a manager at the station's parent network as
saying that Roxas had recently reported on a dispute between two local
politicians. The report did not elaborate. Roxas also recently
broadcast a report on misappropriation of city funds, according to The
told his colleagues that a group of men attacked him a week before his
death, news reports said, but it was not clear if the attack was
related to his work or to his murder.
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