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Cops probe slay of militiaman in Zambo Sur town

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. / Philippine News Agency

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Police Regional Office-9 (PRO 9) has ordered an investigation into the killing of a militiaman in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on Monday.

PRO-9 director, Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, on Tuesday, said he made the order after receiving a report that Efren Bonita Medina, 24, a member of the Civilian Armed Force Geographical Unit was killed by three unidentified gunmen in Sitio Kumpayan, Barangay Dapiwak, Dumingag.

Medina is assigned with the Philippine Army’s 97th Infantry Battalion, which recently scored a successful operation against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists in Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte.

Initial investigation showed that Medina was having a drinking spree together with his father around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the residence of their neighbor, Ed Batoy, when the suspects appeared and shot the victim.

The victim died on the spot with three gunshot wounds in the head while the suspects, armed with a caliber 5.56- millimeter rifle, fled on foot.

Ylagan told the police in Dumingag to leave no stone unturned in its investigation to establish the motive as well as the identities of the suspects behind the incident. (PNA)



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