SECTIONS
Monday, April 22, 2019

NBI probes death of journalist

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Tuesday it was investigating the shooting death of a police beat reporter in Manila last Friday, May 27.

NBI-Death Investigation Division chief Daniel Lalucis said they are conducting a parallel investigation into the death of Alex Balcoba, a columnist of People's Brigada tabloid, who was shot dead by an unidentified gunman.

Lalucis said that the agency is also investigating if the murder was work-related.

Balcoba was shot in the head by a lone gunman in front of a watch repair shop owned by his family in Quiapo, Manila. The victim was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.

Lalucis said they will check if there are CCTV cameras installed near the crime scene and if there are witnesses.

Earlier, the Manila Police District has created a task force to investigate the journalist's murder.

Balcoba is the second journalist to be murdered in the Philippines and 34th since 2010, since President Benigno Aquino came to power. (Sunnex)

style="display:block; text-align:center;"
data-ad-layout="in-article"
data-ad-format="fluid"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-2836569479021745"
data-ad-slot="1977900730">


VIEW COMMENTS
DISCLAIMER:

SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.


Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!