Tuesday, two members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and a soldier were killed after engaging in a shootout with each other at coast barangay in Zamboanga City.
The person killed was identified as Police Officer 1 Mushin Jainul and Police Officer 3 Alkashmir Lipae of RPSB-9, and Marine Corporal Jason Marqueses.
The three were reportedly killed in the shootout. PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines commanders rushed to the scene to diffuse the tension between the groups.
According to police Senior Inspector Raymond Sanson, that based on initial reports some of his men along with soldiers were conducting a patrol when they encountered the two police officers who were not in proper uniforms, triggering an argument that led to the firefight. He said investigators were still determining who fired the first shot that triggered the shootout.
Zamboanga City is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao,Philippines. It has a population of 807,129 people as of the 1 May 2010 census. Zamboanga is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula Region.
For historical and statistical purposes, Zamboanga City is grouped with the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, of which it formerly was the capital.
Zamboanga used to be known as Jambangan in the Subanen language and was the center of the Subanen culture during the pre-Hispanic times. After independence from Spain in May 1899, Zamboanga became the Republic of Zamboanga with Zamboangueño Chavacano as its official language and Spanish as its co-official language. After American intervention, the republic incorporated into the Philippines and became the capital of the former Moro Province, now Mindanao, from 1903 to 1913. On October 12, 1936, Zamboanga became a chartered city under Commonwealth Act No. 39. It was formally inaugurated on February 26, 1937, which was declared a local holiday. Known for Hispanic influences in its culture, it bears the nickname “Asia’s Latin City.”IMAGE/wikipedia