Army condemns militiaman's death in Surigao Sur

By Alexander Lopez

November 30, 2019, 5:38 pm

<p>Google map of Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.</p>

Google map of Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

BUTUAN CITY – The Army condemned on Saturday the killing of a member of the Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

1Lt. Jonald D. Romorosa, civil-military operations officer of the Army's 36th Infantry Battalion, told Philippine News Agency that they are still determining those responsible for the killing of CAA Porferio Patis Polinar on Thursday inside his residence in Tandag City.

“We condemn the killing of CAA Polinar. He served well his community in Barangay Maitum as a CAA member,” Romorosa said.

Polinar, 48, was assigned in Sitio Mahanon, Barangay Maitum in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, the Army official added.

Romorosa said that based on reports the military gathered, the victim was unarmed and was resting at his residence with his family when attacked by armed assailants.

A report from the Tandag City Police Station (TCPS) on Friday said their personnel responded to a reported shooting incident that took place at around 9:50 p.m. on Thursday in Barangay San Isidro, Tandag City.

Polinar was immediately rushed to the Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center where he died, the report added.

Witnesses interviewed by TCPS during the investigation said the victim was inside his house when unidentified armed men arrived and shot the victim.

Police said Polinar bore five gunshot wounds in his body.

Romorosa said they are coordinating with the police regarding the investigation into the killing of Polinar. (PNA)