Media Release: Philippines
March 11, 2013
The International Federation of Journalists joins its affiliate
the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines in expressing serious concern
over the recent attack on reporter Fernan Angeles, exactly one year after his
near fatal shooting at his Manila home.
In his statement 10 days after his shooting on March 11, 2012,
Angeles said he believed the attack was an attempted assassination by EPD
Yesterday, Angeles was ambushed by a group of armed assailants
at his home. Angeles, who now writes for
InterAksyon.com, told the NUJP that he was warned that police from the Eastern
Police District (EPD) were implicating him in a drug raid that took place in
Mapayapa Compound in Pasig City yesterday.
Angeles said he believes those behind his shooting last
year were again trying to kill him, making it appear linked to the drug bust.
About 14 hours before the ambush, he alerted the EPD chief that
the gunman, a drug dealer, also had dealings with some members of the Pasig
In a text message sent to NUJP early this morning, Angeles said
he managed to sneak out of the area and found a safer place to stay.
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