A New Zealander has been shot and killed in the Philippines, according to local media.
Simon Rawlinson, 63, was shot dead in a motorcycle drive-by shooting in Naval, a town in the island province of Biliran, Philippines Lifestyle News reports.
Mr Rawlinson was reported to be living on the a small island of Maripipi.
“The New Zealand Embassy in Manila is in contact with Philippines authorities over reports that a New Zealand citizen has been killed in the Philippines,” a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman said today.
“Due to privacy considerations we are unable to provide any further information.” NZN