Cop dies, 2 hurt in gun attacks-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, September 8, 2013
A POLICEMAN was killed while two others -- policeman and village official -- were wounded in two separate gun attacks by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Zamboanga Peninsula, the police reported.
Killed was Police Officer 3 (PO3) Paterno Alivar, and wounded were PO3 Muktar Pagayaon, 41, and his younger brother, Mohabat, 38, a village official.
Zamboanga Peninsula police information officer Ariel Huesca said that Alivar was shot to death around 8:10 p.m. Saturday in Barangay Balucanan, Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay.
He said Alivar was driving his motorcycle on the way home to Barangay Salinding coming from a retirement party at Siay town police station when shot by unidentified gunmen aboard another motorcycle that tailed him.
Alivar was hit on the back of his head, causing his instantaneous death, said Huesca.
The Pagayao brothers, on the other hand, were shot and wounded around 2:38 p.m. Friday at Purok Tapul in the village of Tiguma, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur province.
The elder Pagayao is a policemen assigned in Marawi City while the younger Pagayao is the village chief of Old Labangan in the municipality of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.
The victims were also aboard a motorcycle on the way home after the village chief attended a seminar in Pagadian City when the shooting happened.
Both incidents are under investigation, said Huesca.