Suspect in murder of Philippine conservationist freed

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 on 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 on Friday after the court decision.
Ortega was shot dead while…