Journalist killed in Zamboanga del Sur

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) — A radio broadcaster was killed Saturday in Zamboanga del Sur.

Labangan town police said Carlos Matas, a journalist of Baganian Broadcasting Corporation in Pagadian, was ambushed by four unidentified gunmen.

His body was found in Barangay Noboran, Labangan, bearing multiple gunshot wounds.

Matas, who was known to his listeners as Caloy, was also the provincial coordinator of the Cassava Farmers Association in Zamboanga del Sur.

The initial investigation showed a .45 pistol and an M-16 rifle were used in the ambush based on the fired cartridge cages recovered from the crime scene.

The suspects fled toward the direction of Barangay Langapod, Labangan after the incident.

An earlier police report said Matas and two other companions were ambushed on May 8 by gunmen also in Langapod.