Friday, September 28, 2007

Ex-Army Colonel Shot Dead In Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / 27 Sept) – A former army colonel who escaped assassination in Sulu province was killed in an attack Thursday by a lone gunman in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, police said.

Police said Ramon Honggo, 68, was shot in the village of Baliwasan and died instantly. “He was shot and killed by a lone gunman,” said Senior Superintendent Manuel Barcena, chief of the local police force.

He said police is still investigating the killing. “The motive of the killing could be personal grudge,” he said.

Honggo arrived in Zamboanga City by boat from Jolo on Wednesday. Police said Honggo was also shot and wounded by one of two gunmen in Jolo town in July. (Mindanao Examiner)

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