Female Navy officer killed

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A young female Navy officer has been shot dead inside her car in Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City (Metro Manila).

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Lt. Cmdr. Marineth Domingo, Navy Public Affairs office chief, on Friday identified the slain Navy official as 1st Lt. Shelina Calumay, 33, a member of Naval Officer Candidate Course (NOCC) Class 13 from Batac, Ilocos Norte.

Her lifeless body was found around 6 a.m. on November 26 in her car, parked in front of Jurado Hall at Naval Station Jose Francisco in Fort Andres Bonifacio.

“Initial result of the investigation disclosed that she sustained a gunshot wound on her face. A hole was seen on the left window of the car,” Domingo said.

“The Philippine Navy is saddened by her death. The Navy is extending its condolences and deepest sympathy to her husband, her baby, and all her loved ones,” she added.

The incident is being investigated by the Philippine National Police.

The Navy chief, Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, formed a Board of Investigators headed by the Naval Provost Marshall to conduct a parallel investigation to complement efforts of the police for speedy resolution of the case.

Calumay, assigned with the Naval Inspector General, is married to Sgt Jeremy Calumay, a member of the Philippine Marines.

WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL

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