Saturday Jul, 13 2024 01:51:29 AM

Coast Guard member hurt in Basilan gun attack dies in hospital

TIMRA Reports • 18:00 PM Fri Jun 21, 2024
859
By: 
John M. Unson

COTABATO CITY - The 26-year-old Philippine Coast Guard member wounded in a gun attack in Lamitan City on Thursday afternoon died in a hospital in Zamboanga City before dawn Friday.

The Lamitan City Police Station and the Basilan Provincial Police Office stated in separate reports released to reporters at noontime Friday that Nurhan Ijal Birong, an ethnic Yakan from Akbar town in Basilan and assigned at a PCG unit in Ormoc City, succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained in the attack.

Lt. Col. Arlan Delumpines, Lamitan City police chief, said Birong and his fiancée, Mudzrika Gayot Aman, 25, were walking together in a residential area in Barangay Maligaya when a man positioned at one side of the route shot him thrice with a pistol and escaped using a motorcycle parked nearby.

Local officials in Akbar told reporters that they are certain the killer of Birong is also from their municipality and that the atrocity that resulted in his death could be related to an old grudge between him and his attacker.

Birong was first rushed to the Lamitan City District Hospital and was, subsequently, transported to a more modern hospital in Zamboanga City owing to his delicate condition, having sustained bullet wounds in the armpit and left forearm.

He was reported to have died early Friday in a private hospital in Zamboanga City where he was brought by relatives and emergency responders from the Lamitan City local government unit for treatment.

 

Kiamba sa Sarangani tila naging dagat dahil sa baha

KORONADAL CITY - Tila naging isang dagat ang sakahan sa Kiamba, Sarangani province ngayong hapon dahil sa dulot ng malakas na ulan.  ...

Palimbang municipal compound, binaha din

Municipal hall grounds at Palimbang Baywalk sa Barnagay Baranayan, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat binaha. Ito ang mga larawan:  

Images of floods, landslides in Lebak-Kalamansig area

NARITO ANG LARAWAN NG MGA BINAHANG LUGAR Road Closures as of 9 pm in Lebak and Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat 1. Apo Park, Brgy. Pansud, Lebak, SK...

Heavy rains affecting Mindanao, several areas are flooded

COTABATO CITY -- Nakakaranas ng malawang pag-ulan ang buong Mindanao ngayong hapon at gabi dahil sa umiiral pa din na southwest monsoon at ITCZ....

4 heavily armed men arrested in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY  – Police authorities here arrested Thursday four heavily armed men and seized from them military-type high powered firearms and...