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Suspect in murder of Philippine environmentalist freed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A former Philippine official charged with the murder of a prominent environmentalist has been freed after a court voided the case against him, his lawyer said Saturday. Joel Reyes, the ex-governor of the western island of Palawan, was arrested in 2015 for the killing of Gerry Ortega, a prominent campaigner and radio host who frequently accused Reyes of massive corruption. Demetrio Custodio said his client was released late Friday after the court decision. read more


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