Media man killed in GenSan

21 January 2012

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Christopher Guarin, 41, editor and publisher of Tatak News, a newspaper based in General Santos City, was shot dead by two gunmen on January 6 while he was on his way home in Barangay Lagao of the same city.

The wounded Guarin managed to get out of his car in a bid to spare his wife and child. He sustained five gunshot wound to the body and one in the head. His wife was also wounded in the attack.

Guarin is the first media personality killed in 2012 and the tenth since Benigno Aquino III came to power. One-hundred and fifty (150) Filipino media practitioners have been killed since 1986 and have not been given justice.

The victim was a former radio commentator and reporter of Bombo Radyo. He also served as station manger of DXBB Super Radyo GenSan. He had been receiving many death threats before he was killed.