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ELPIDIO “ELY”  BINOYA

News Organization: RADYO NATIN

Died: 2004

Location: PHILIPPINES

The manager of Radyo Natin on the island of Mindanao was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorcycle as he rode his own motorcycle to his home on the outskirts of General Santos City. Binoya, also a commentator for the station, was known for his hard-hitting political commentaries, which local journalists see as the motive for his killing. The local police chief said that Binoya had made enemies, and he had been beaten just a week prior to being killed. Authorities said witnesses have implicated a local political leader in the murder.