Virgilio Maganes

The journalist and member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), who worked as a commentator on dwPR and columnist for the weekly Northern Watch newspaper, was gunned down in front of his home in Villasis town by gunmen on motorcycle in black jackets riding in tandem.

He died on the spot after being hit several times in the head and other parts of the body, according to media reports.

Maganes had survived a prior assassination attempt on November 8, 2016, playing dead when motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and wounded him as he rode a tricycle to work, reports added.