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Human Rights Activist Killed in Philippines


Philippine authorities say a human rights activist has been killed in the northern Philippines.

Officials say Albert Terredano was shot Tuesday by an unidentified man riding a motorcycle near the town of Bangued.

Mr. Terradano was a member of the Cordillera Indigenous People's Legal Center and the president of the Department of Agrarian Reform employees' union.

This is the second killing of a left-wing activist in as many days in the northern Philippines. Tuesday, Jose "Pepe" Manegdeg was shot to death. He was a leader in the Bayan Muna political party. Party members say seven of their ranks have been killed by unidentified gunmen in the past month.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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