Gen San-based publisher shot dead



Jan. 6, 2011

A publisher based in General Santos City was shot and killed late Thursday evening, journalists in the area said.

Unidentified gunmen riding in tandem assailed Christopher Guarin, publisher of Tatak News, along Conel Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, according to ABS-CBN Socsargen reporter Rhea Lara.

An update from Edwin Espejo of Asian Correspondent said Guarin and his wife were riding their Kia sedan when the gunmen attacked them. His wife was also reportedly wounded.

Guarin was reported to have sustained five gunshot wounds in different parts of the body and one in the head. He was rushed to the General Santos City Hospital but doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Guarin was also former manager of the defunct dxBB RGMA Super Radyo General Santos. He is the first media practitioner killed in 2012.


Rowena C. Paraan

Executive Coordinator

NUJP-IFJ Media Safety Office

Photo by: Photoville International / Ritchie Tongo


1 Comment

  1. masyado ng maraming journalist ang walang awang pinaPASLANG, dito sa pilipinas, sana panahon na siguro na magkaroon ng bagong batas na magproprotekta sa mga taong ang hangad lamang ay magpahayag ng sarili nilang opinyon………

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