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First name:  Jesus

Last name:  Tabanao

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journaliste
  • Media outlet:  DyRC Radyo Calungsod
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  Philippines

  • Died:  14 Sept 2013 Philippines
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total


He was shot five times by a man on a motorcycle in Kamputhaw, Cebu City, on 14 September. One of the shots hit him in the heart, killing him on the spot. He was killed while on his way to pick up his wife, who had been with friends celebrating the award of the “Miss Press Freedom” prize to the journalist Jessa Marie Agua as part of Cebu City’s media freedom week.

  • A former presenter on Bombo Radyo Cebu, Tabanao was a commentator for a programme on DyRC Radyo Calungsod that combats drug abuse and had worked for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency since 2008.


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