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Radio journalist shot in Iloilo City
- March 2, 2012
A radio broadcaster was wounded in an assassination attempt early today in Iloilo City.
Fernando Gabio, a broadcaster for the local Aksyon radio station, was shot at around 8am by three men while cleaning his car in the Jaro district of the city.
The gunmen made their getaway on a motorcycle following the shooting.
Gabioâ€™s wife later told police that her husband had recently received death threats.
Police spokesman, Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, said Gabio sustained gunshot wounds to his leg and is being treated in hospital.
The Committee to Protect Journalists last month named the Philippines as the second deadliest country in the world for journalists.
At least 72 journalists have been killed in the Philippines since 1992.