Gene Boyd Lumawag, 26, photo editor of online news agency MindaNews, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in downtown Jolo, Sulu. “He was on his way to shoot the sunset from the pier of Jolo when felled by a lone bullet from a caliber .45 handgun. He was hit on the forehead just above his right eyebrow,” a MindaNews report said.
“Gene Boyd was a promising photojournalist. He was a kind friend and a talented colleague,” Conde wrote.