Radio broadcaster gunned down in Negros Oriental

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Negros Oriental (CNN Philippines, December 28) — A radio broadcaster in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental was shot dead early Friday morning.

Police said Gabriel Alburo aka Commander Aguila of station DYJL 94.5 Like Radio was gunned down by two unidentified persons on a motorcycle. Alburo was on his way home from a cock derby in Barangay Talisay, La Libertad Negros Oriental.

Alburo hosted a hard-hitting morning show called "Pagmata na Commander."

Advocacy group National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said Alburo was running for councilor in Guihulngan.

NUJP condemned the killing, saying he is the second media practitioner to be killed in Negros Oriental this year after Edmund Sestoso in Dumaguete on April 30.

Dumaguete-based journalist Roy Bustillo contributed to this report.