27 Jul 2017

Authorities work to confirm reports NZ man shot dead in Philippines

10:56 am on 27 July 2017

Staff at the New Zealand embassy in Manila are in contact with authorities over reports a New Zealander has been killed in the Philippines.

The man was reportedly shot dead in Naval on the island of Biliran

The man was reportedly shot dead in Naval on the island of Biliran Photo: Google Maps

Local media report the man was shot dead in Naval on the island of Biliran by three gunmen on a motorbike.

He is believed to have lived locally.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said due to privacy considerations it could not provide any further information.

A local media outlet said the man was the third foreigner shot dead on the island in recent times.